One of the suspects in a $400M gold heist was on Wednesday evening murdered by an unknown assailant while he was plying his trade on Regent Street. The dead man was identified as Mark Singh.
Guyana Standard understands that around 8:00hrs on Wednesday night, Singh was in the company of some family members when he was pounced upon.
The man reportedly slit Singh’s throat, before stabbing him several times about the body. Eyewitnesses on the scene recounted that Singh fell to the ground and began bleeding out. Singh’s body was left in a pool of blood until investigators and Emergency Medical Technicians arrived on the scene.
A family member said, “He had no enemies. We don’t think no one would want to do him this. He does work hard; he sells out here every day to earn a living. We don’t know who would do this.”
Singh was however fingered in a highly publicized gold heist earlier this year. He was jointly charged with 44-year-old Bisram Paul. It is alleged that between December 2021 and January 2022, in the company of others, Singh stole 1000 ounces of raw gold, worth $400 million, from a businesswoman of Mahaica, East Coast Demerara. Singh was out on bail.