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UPDATE: Bandit shot during robbery attempt identified as ex-prison officer

Swift actions by an armed security escort earlier Tuesday morning at Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara, resulted in the death of one of two armed bandits, who attempted to shoot and rob him and the driver of the motor car, he was escorting, according to police.

Investigations revealed that a 42-year-old Interior Flight Services Supervisor and her Security Escort who was armed with a licensed handgun, went to Ogle Airport in a motor car, driven by the supervisor and collected several parcels.

As they were returning to Georgetown via the Railway Embankment, in the vicinity of the Giftland Mall Access Road, a dark coloured motor car suddenly blocked their path and immediately two males, exited the vehicle, brandishing firearms and pounced on them.

During this process, the armed escort drew his firearm and discharged several rounds which struck one of the bandits who fell; the security then exited the vehicle and discharged his firearm at the other armed accomplice who managed to escape on foot since the vehicle that brought them sped away.

The police were informed and responded promptly. The deceased bandit who was identified as Troybon Munroe, an Ex Prison Officer who was dismissed in March of this year. His lifeless body was discovered and a .32 pistol with three live matching rounds. He was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) and pronounced dead on arrival.

Shortly after, a male with gunshot wounds went to the GPHC and is currently receiving medical attention, under police guard. Investigation in progress.

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