Gunmen kill security guard in failed robbery at Sterling Products

Gunmen kill security guard in failed robbery at Sterling Products

A security guard attached to Sterling Products Limited was shot dead at the company’s Providence headquarters on Monday night as gunmen stormed the premises in a failed robbery attempt.

The dead security guard has been identified as Wilfred Stewart.

According to reports, it was just before 7 pm on Monday that at least four armed men barged into the company’s compound and were confronted by the security guard. During that confrontation, one of the gunmen fired off a shot which struck the guard and killed him on the spot while another shot grazed a chemist for the company who was in the compound. He is being treated at a hospital in the area.

Reports state that the gunmen were attempting to get to the accounting department of the company where the cashier is located. However, their advance was curtailed by the security guard. They hurriedly left the compound just after the shooting.

Police investigators were called to the scene and have launched their investigations.

They are expected to review surveillance video and are hoping that they would be able to identify the perpetrators.

Filed: 8th December, 2014

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