Albouystown man, money changer shot dead in separate attacks

Police this morning are investigating two murders in the city, one of which is a robbery/murder.

Divisional Commander George Vyphuis confirmed that the first murder occurred around 5:30 am in Albouystown and the victim has been identified as Vibert Samuels. He sustained a single gunshot wound to the abdomen and so far the motive and circumstances surrounding the shooting are unclear.

The second shooting, he said occurred around 8:30 am on Lombard Street and resulted in the death of money-changer Brijlall Persaud, 42 years, of Herstelling, EBD

Vyphuis told this newspaper that the details are sketchy and that ranks have been dispatched to both scenes to investigate.

In relation to the second shooting this newspaper was reliably informed that the money changer was approached by an armed bandit who later shot him and fled on a CG motor cycle. Security persons in the past have expressed concerns about this particular model of motor cycle. It is said to be one of the fastest small bikes and works well for the bandits especially when they are committing crimes in a crowded area or where there is a buildup of traffic.

Police today issued the following press release on the two matters:

At about 0530h. today Thursday February 20, 2014, the body of Vibert Samuels, 52 years, of Coconut Walk, Albouystown, was found with a suspected bullet wound to the back on the roadway at Coconut Walk and Callendar Street, Albouystown.
He succumbed while receiving medical treatment at the GPHC.
Investigations are in progress.
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At about 0810h. today Thursday February 20, 2014, money-changer Brijlall Persaud, 42 years, of Herstelling, EBD, was driving his motor vehicle along Lombard Street, Georgetown, when he was attacked by two men, one of whom was armed with a handgun.
The armed man discharged rounds at Brijlall Persaud hitting him to the head and other parts of his body. The men escaped with a bag containing some $M1 in cash.
Brijlall Persaud was pronounced DOA at the GPHC.
Investigations are in progress.

 

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