Three persons are in custody following the Saturday morning robbery and killing of security guard Chandrabhan Persaud who was found bound and gagged at the Lucky Dollar Rose Hall branch.
Police sources told Stabroek News that the trio was taken into custody on Saturday night. Persaud, 55, of Whim, Corentyne was the only guard on duty during the time of the robbery. It is still unclear as to what was stolen from the furniture giant.
Persaud’s “hands and feet were tied and his mouth gagged,” police had said. In the wee hours of Saturday morning bandits broke into the Lucky Dollar store. The men gained entry into the building by ripping away a mesh and breaking a few ventilation blocks. During the robbery, the security alarm went off and police were altered. It was then Persaud’s lifeless body was found bound and gagged at the back of the building. Persaud was employed with RK’s security firm.
“When I arrived at the scene, police had just arrived and we rushed to the back of the building. We find he tied up…his hands and foot were tied with a piece of canvas rope and some old cloth. In his mouth had a piece of black cloth…,” said Gopaul Kissoon an acting supervisor.
Citizens who gathered at the scene on Saturday morning criticized the establishment for having only one guard on duty. One onlooker was overheard saying “look how this place big and only one man them gon put to watch this place.”
Persaud’s wife Satyawattee Persaud stated that the last time she had spoken to her husband was just before he had left home for work.
The body is at the Ramoo’s funeral parlour awaiting a post-mortem examination. Persaud leaves to mourn his wife and other family members.