One of the three bandits shot dead by Police in Suriname has been identified as a Guyanese taxi driver. His name is Rodwell Wiggins and up until a month ago, he worked with the Oasis taxi service in Georgetown.
Sources close to the company said he would work “on and off” with a contracted car that belonged to someone else but they stopped seeing him around a month ago.
Family members and friends in Guyana recognised him from photos released by the Surinamese authorities. It is unclear how long Wiggins may have been in the neighbouring country.
On Saturday night, Surinamese Police responded to reports of a robbery in one of the communities near the capital and they were able to corner the four bandits.
Wiggins and two others were shot dead and a fourth bandit survived his injuries and has been admitted to a hospital in Paramaribo.
The injured bandit is also Guyanese and has been identified as Derrick Raymon of Friendship, East Coast Demerara. The identities and nationalities of the other two bandits are still to be confirmed.
Investigations are ongoing.