The eight suspects, who were detained for questioning into the robbery of former murder accused Marcus Bisram on Sunday last, have been released as the probe continues.

Guyana Standard understands that among the eight was an ex-cop who reportedly provided services to Bisram.

When contacted, Regional Commander for Region Six, Jairam Ramlakhan, explained that there was not “sufficient evidence” and, as such, they had to release the suspects. He noted that he would not leave any stone unturned.

Reports are that on the day in question, between 18:30hrs and 18:45 hrs, four men, armed with guns and a cutlass, stormed into Bisram’s home and attacked him and family members.

They allegedly carted off $5M in cash, cellphones, and a quantity of jewellery.

According to police, the victims were having a family get together when the suspects, all wearing masks, came into the yard and held them against their will.

One of the suspects, who was armed with a cutlass, struck Bisram on the forehead and relieved him of two gold bands valued at $2.8 million, one gold chain valued at $1.4 million, $5M in cash, US$2000 and six debit cards.

Ten relatives of Bisram were also relieved of their cellphones, cash, and valuables. During the ordeal, a 24-four-year relative was beaten with a cutlass, and a two-year-old was held at gunpoint as the bandits made their demands.


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