In a statement, the Guyana Police Force this afternoon confirmed that the three men shot dead by undercover police during a shoot-out on the seawalls were bandits who were trailing a bank customer.
In a statement the Police said that at around 10:30hrs, based on information received from ‘operatives’ performing duty in the vicinity of Scotia Bank on Robb Street, a motorcar with two suspicious looking characters was spotted in the vicinity of the bank.
Ranks of an anti-crime patrol in an unmarked vehicle were alerted and followed the vehicle which was observed following a customer who had exited the same bank and was in a motorcar.
“This observation continued and culminated at the Kingston Seawall where the customer had by this time parked his motorcar”, the Police statement said.
The statement added that the two suspicious looking characters in the motorcar, drove up to the customer’s vehicle and exited, one brandishing a small arm at the customer.
At the same time the police anti-crime patrol, which by now was in close proximity “called out to the suspicious looking characters but the one who was armed discharged several rounds at the police who returned fire.”
The Police statement said that The initial exchange resulted in the demise of the two persons later identified as Dextroy Cordis also known as Dutty 46yrs, of Grove, EBD and Kwame Assanah, age unknown, of Buxton, ECD.
Seconds after the initial exchange of gunfire, the Police said two other men were observed on a CG motorcycle in close proximity to the motorcar of the dead suspects.
One of the two persons on the motorcycle discharged several rounds at the police who again returned fire which resulted in a third person identified as Errol Adams also known as Dynamite, 57years, a known character of Dartmouth, Essequibo Coast and Buxton, ECD,being shot dead.
His accomplice sped away on the motorcycle.
Investigators say a 9mm Pistol along with a magazine containing seven live rounds and four spent shells were found next to the body of Dextroy Cordis.
The two other men, Kwame Assanah and Errol Adams were previously arrested in connection with several offences and Dextroy Cordis was previously granted bail on a simple larceny charge related to ‘trunking’.
The Police said the roof and windshield its anti-crime vehicle were damaged by the gunfire from the suspects.
The motorcar which was driven by the now deceased Kwame Assanah was searched and the investigators found one driver’s licence, ten passports belonging to himself and family members, a key used by trunkers, two handcuff keys along with a bandana and clothing.
The probe continues.