Murdered Coast Guard Lieutenant’s car recovered
Investigators probing the murder of Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Lieutenant (Coast Guard), Rondel Anthony Douglas, have recovered the car that was stolen by his attackers.
The News Room was reliably informed that Douglas’ Toyota Fielder wagon was found in Stone Avenue, Georgetown sometime between Thursday night and Friday morning.
The number plate, which bears registration number, PZZ 703, was removed and there was some damage to its exterior.
Lieutenant Douglas, 33, who was attached to the Coast Guard, was fatally wounded at Cul-de-Sac Street, North Ruimveldt, after he put up a fierce fight with the two bandits at around 22:30 hrs Wednesday.
Douglas worked as a part-time taxi driver and was robbed by two men, one of whom pretended to be a customer.
According to the Police report, Douglas, who is a licensed firearm holder, was attached to the Alladin Taxi service at La Grange, West Bank Demerara.
Police said the owner of the taxi service related that a male went to the base and hired Douglas to transport him to North Ruimveldt.
CCTV footage obtained by the News Room showed when Douglas arrived at the dead end of the street and then he turned around.
As he did so, a male was seen emerging from the bushes; he approached the driver’s side of the car during which there was a struggle between Douglas, the man inside the car, and the one who approached the driver’s side.
Douglas then managed to exit the car and ran behind one of the suspects when he was shot. The suspect who posed as a customer then exited the car; Douglas ran back to the vehicle when he collapsed.
The two suspects then entered the car and drove away, leaving Douglas bleeding out on the street. His body bore two wounds, one to his head and another to his chest.
He lived in Bagotville, WBD with his wife and baby daughter.