Slain waitress’ family says robbery is only motive

As police continue to search for the man who was caught on camera shooting Debra Blackman, her family is maintaining that robbery was the sole motive for her murder.

Blackman, a 48-year-old mother of five, was shot dead on Saturday evening at the Chinese Delicious Restaurant on d”Urban Street, where she had been working for the last 10 years as a waitress and cashier. Investigators are working with the theory that she was the victim of a botched robbery.

Crime Chief Leslie James yesterday told Stabroek News that there was no further developments in the investigations and that no arrests had been made.

When Stabroek News visited the restaurant yesterday it was shut and no one appeared to be in the building.

There are a number of security cameras mounted on the exterior and in the interior of the restaurant, which had been attacked by armed bandits several times in the past.

Based on the recorded footage seen by this newspaper, at least one camera captured clear images of the shooter and two men who appeared to be his accomplices.

The footage showed a young man, dressed in a grey t-shirt, dark coloured pants and a red cap, entering the restaurant …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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