Money changer killed in Lombard St ambush

-robbers snatch $1M during rush hour attack

An America Street money changer was yesterday morning fatally shot on Lombard Street when armed robbers ambushed him as he was driving to work.

The two men, who stole $1M that Bridjlall Persaud, 41, of Lot 119 Eccles, East Bank Demerara, was carrying in his car at the time of the attack, managed to escape despite the rush hour traffic. Stabroek News was reliably informed that the car used to transport the shooter and an accomplice was later found at a La Grange, West Bank Demerara address yesterday afternoon after members of the dead man’s family provided the licence plate to police. Persaud’s relatives said they received the plate number from an eyewitness.

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