Police investigators got a major breakthrough today in their probe of the murder of Durban Street businessman, Shimron Adams.
Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum this afternoon confirmed the arrest of the two suspects in the case. The men are now being questioned about the murder of the businessman and charges could be filed against them within days.
Police investigators have arrested Albouystown resident Andrew Ridley and East La Penitence resident, Akelow Marshall.
Marshall was arrested in Berbice at Springlands. It is suspected that he was attempting to make his way over to neighbouring Suriname.
The other suspect, Andrew Ridley is well known to law enforcement as he has been fingered in a number of previous robbery cases and had also served time behind bars on a robbery conviction. He was also recently named as a suspect in another murder case.
The two were named as suspects based on CCTV footage of the incident and from cameras that caught their getaway on a motorcycle.
The 41-year-old businessman was shot dead as he was closing up his store at the corner of Durban and Chapel Streets on Monday night.
According to reports, he was in the company of a friend when he went to investigate a sound from the outside of the store and was confronted by the two bandits.
After shooting the businessman, the bandits robbed him of his jewellery and money and escaped from the scene.
Adams was pronounced dead at the Georgetown Hospital. A gunshot wound was noticed in his abdomen and to his side. The murder investigations are ongoing.