Bandits shot dead by police robbed man days before murdering electrician

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A 40-year-old man from Lodge, Georgetown, is alleging that he was beaten and robbed by the two suspects, who shot and killed 19-year-old Joshua Denny on September 30.

Police Headquarters reported that after photos of the men – Quacy Jupiter and David Smith- were released by the police, the victim recognised the perpetrators and motorcycle they were on as his and immediately contacted the police.

Surveillance cameras picked up images of the men escaping on a black motorcycle after they robbed Denny of his 18-pennyweight gold chain and shot him twice.

Meanwhile, the 40-year-old man told police that he was attacked and robbed on September 27 while in Campbellville, Georgetown, at about 19:30hrs.

The man alleged that he was robbed of $25,000 cash, a Samsung smartphone valued $28,000, and his black HAOJUE UF-115 motorcycle bearing registration number CK 8784 valued $200,000.

Police reported that the man was beaten by Jupiter and Smith during the robbery. He sustained injuries to his lower abdomen.

Meanwhile, the man’s Samsung phone was retrieved from the suspects, along with his motorcycle.

Jupiter and Smith were shot dead by police on Saturday afternoon in the UG/Cummings Lodge Area, East Coast Demerara, during a confrontation.

Police Headquarters said ranks were acting on intelligence received that the suspects were in the area.

A firearm, along with eight rounds of 9mm ammunition, was recovered from Jupiter, police said.

Meanwhile, in 2019, Jupiter was sentenced to two and a half years in prison after he pleaded guilty to two counts of armed robbery.

Jupiter of Campbell Street, Albouystown, Georgetown, reportedly went on a robbing spree on Emancipation Day that year.

He was recently released from prison.

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