Seven vehicles, 28.8 ounces of gold seized as police pursue more suspects in $400M gold heist
Seven vehicles were seized in the ongoing $400 million gold heist investigation.
The vehicles include two canter trucks, four fielder wagons and one Toyota Axio.
Investigators believe the vehicles were bought following the robbery during a spending spree, a reliable source told the News Room.
The News Room understands that some 28.8 ounces of the 1, 000 ounces of stolen gold were also recovered.
Additionally, household appliances inclusive of a washing machine, gas stove and cylinder, two Lotus teapot sets, a dining set, six boxes of tiles, a 12 mph skill saw, a television and stereo set and a wheelbarrow and spade were also seized.
The massive gold heist occurred sometime between December 2021 and January 2022 at Mahaica, East Coast Demerara but was only reported to police on September 16. Investigators were also able to recover $6 million in cash.
A 24-year-old taxi driver, Daniel Grant from Springlands, Corentyne, Berbice is the last person to be arrested in connection with the gold heist. However, the source told the News Room that police are also pursuing other suspects.
Bhaloonauth Seegobin, 49, a contractor and construction worker, 24-year-old Satrohan Seegobin called ‘Richie’, both of Farm, East Bank Demerara were charged and remanded to prison for the robbery. They appeared in court earlier on Tuesday.
The two men who were hired by a female gold dealer to conduct repairs to her house at Mahaica, stumbled on 1,000 ounces of raw gold worth $400M, stole it and then went on a spending spree.
Police Headquarters reported that the female gold dealer accumulated the raw gold over the years and concealed them at a location within the confines of her home.
Meanwhile, two subordinate police officers were also taken into custody in relation to the gold heist.