The mastermind in the Da Silva Street, Kitty attempted robbery, which resulted in the death of gold miner Deon Stoll, has been arrested.

Delon Morgan, 33, called “Demon” was arrested around 05:45 hrs this morning during a roadblock at Cove and John, East Coast Demerara (ECD). He had in his possession, a bag of clothing, cash and identification card.

The driver of the car, in which the wanted man was a passenger, has also been arrested. Also wanted for the gold miner’s murder is Lennox Estwic, 23, of Lot 640 South Amelia’s Ward, Linden. The police had issued wanted bulletins for Estwic and Morgan on Sunday.

It was the wanted men’s accomplice—the driver of the getaway car that revealed their identities to the police. The driver was the first to be arrested after police found the getaway car at Peter’s Hall, East Bank Demerara and tracked him down.

Five persons have been in police custody since last week, including a young doctor who gave medical attention to one of the robbers who was shot.

Guyana Standard has been informed that the robbery of the businessman was in the making for almost a week. Based on the information provided by the getaway driver, he and his gang had planned to rob anyone who showed up at the Sheriff Street’s business place since it is perceived that only ‘big’ gold dealers visit that establishment.

On the day of the robbery, Stoll showed up. As he was leaving, a car with three persons followed him to Kitty, where a second car with the shooters picked up and followed him to a second gold dealership in that area.

Surveillance footage showed the businessmen’s car being driven along Da Silva Street—heading towards the gold dealership with the gunmen’s car—a white Toyota 212, trailing closely behind.

Just as Stoll’s driver drove onto a parking spot in front of the company, the suspects stopped, and two gunmen jumped out of their vehicle and ran to both doors. The gunmen immediately opened fire.

Stoll was seen on the footage returning fire while his driver tried to wrestle one of the men. One of the gunmen was shot.

He succumbed to his injuries about an hour later. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Lennox Estwic is asked to call the police.


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