Suspects remain in custody as police continue probe

Cuyuni River camp invasion

Detectives attached to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Headquarters in Georgetown continue to question several suspects who have been arrested over the robbery/murder which resulted in the death of a Dominican Republic citizen at a mining camp in the Cuyuni region.
Crime Chief Paul Williams told Guyana Times on Sunday that the suspects remain in custody and are still being interrogated as investigations are ongoing. The Police had obtained a 72-hour extension from the courts to hold some of the men who have been in custody since last Sunday.
Fifty- five-year-old Pedro Pablo Rosario, a night supervisor at the mining camp located at Black Water Backdam, Cuyuni River, was shot and killed after three armed and masked bandits invaded the camp at sometime around 02:00h.
It was reported that Rosario was relaxing in a hammock while four other workers were on duty some distance away when the bandits confronted the supervisor and fatally wounded him.
The three suspects then went to the dredge area, where they held the other workers at gunpoint and relieved the sluice box of two gold mats containing 100 ounces of gold, before making good their escape.
Ranks of the Major Crimes Unit in Georgetown had flown to the area to assist officers on the ground with investigations. This led to the arrest of seven suspects on Sunday last. They were brought out to the city the following day.
The Police have arrested another three suspects, who were brought to Georgetown on Thursday.