Police have arrested two suspects in the murder of Patsan Trading salesman Bharrat Ramcharan, who was gunned down during a robbery in front of the business on Thursday afternoon.
An unlicensed .38 revolver with four rounds was also recovered, police spokesman Ivelaw Whittaker said in a statement yesterday announcing the arrests.
He said the men in police custody are assisting with the investigation.
Ramcharan, 57, was on his way back to his Sheriff and John Smith Streets office with millions in cash after spending the morning collecting money from customers.
After he pulled up and parked across the street, two men on a motorcycle attacked Ramcharan and pulled at his bag.
Stabroek News was told that Ramcharan refused to part with the bag and ran toward the gate, at which point the gunmen started shooting. They eventually chased Ramcharan into the Patsan Trading compound, where he was shot in the back.
The two gunmen snatched the bag and rode off.
Ramcharan, meanwhile, succumbed to his gunshot wound before he was rushed to the Woodlands Hospital.