Suspect in $400M gold heist stabbed to death on Regent Street

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Police are investigating the murder of 23-year-old Sabutaro Singh, also known as Mark, a carpenter and part-time vendor on Regent Street and of Herstelling, East Bank Demerara.

Singh was fatally stabbed to the neck on Regent Street, Georgetown, while on the pavement opposite Pressy’s at around 18:00 hrs on Wednesday.

Police Headquarters reported that Singh was selling kitchen utensils and other items in the company of two other males when the suspect accosted him and stabbed him once to the right side of the neck with a knife.

Police said that Singh immediately collapsed while the suspect fled on foot west on Regent Street with the knife in his hand.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by an EMT doctor from the Georgetown Public Hospital. The body was then escorted to the Memorial Gardens Funeral Home awaiting an autopsy.

Police said that on November 19, 2022, Singh was at his house when he was shot in his buttocks by an unidentifiable male.

The victim was previously charged with others for simple larceny in relation to the $400 million gold heist which occurred at Mahaica between December 2021 and January 2022 but was only reported to Police on September 16.

He was jointly charged with Bisram Paul called ‘Marlon’, 44, a taxi driver of Parika Backdam, East Bank Essequibo.

They were charged with stealing 1,000 ounces of raw gold from Bibi Acklema Goberdhan.

That matter was heard at the Mahaica Magistrate’s Court and Singh was placed on bail while the matter is pending at the said court.

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