The High Court has granted the police a further 72 hours to detain three suspects, including a police constable, who were part of a robbery on Friday night at a Chinese Restaurant in Tuschen Housing Scheme, West Coast Demerara (WCD).

The suspects’ accomplice, Mark Prince was fatally shot in that robbery when he attempted to attack a license firearm holder with a cutlass. A second suspect, Shaquille Wilbury was wounded.

A police source confirmed this morning that the extension is valid until Thursday. A file has already been prepared and sent to the office of the Director of Public Prosecution for advice yesterday.

Guyana Standard has since been informed that the three suspects who were arrested shortly after fleeing the robbery scene—Constable Jonathan Harry, Akande Ross and Shaquille Wilbury have confessed to the robbery.

They, however, blamed the robbery on their dead accomplice.

The three men, along with the now dead Mark Prince invaded the Five Star Restaurant located at 695 Tuschen New Housing Scheme and held the Chinese couple and customers at gunpoint.

Prince was shot dead at the scene when he attempted to attack the owner of the building which houses the Chinese restaurant with a cutlass. Shaquille Wilbury of Buxton, East Coast Demerara (ECD) was wounded and is hospitalized.

This news agency has been informed that Harry, Ross and Wilbury managed to escape from the scene with $300,000 in cash, a silver chain and two cellular phones. They were later arrested at Den Amstel during a police road block.

Wilbury was taken to the hospital while the other two were arrested. They are expected to be charged before Friday.


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