Gun found on dead bandit was stolen from security guard

first_imgBotched robberyThirty-one-year-old Calvin Dover of Lot PP 6 Bent Street, Worthmanville, Georgetown, who was shot and killed during a standoff with Police on Friday, is a known character to the Guyana Police Force (GPF). This is according to Acting Police Commissioner, Paul Williams during an interview with the media.The acting Top Cop, who is the substantiate GPF Crime Chief, explained that based on Criminal Investigation Department (CID) records, Dover’s name has been at the central point of discussions from time to time. He was reportedly implicated in several armed robberies. When asked about the other bandit, Trevor Barrow, who was shot and killed by the businessman as he and Dover attempted to rob him, the Crime Chief noted that he did not have information with respect to his character. He said the Police will run their database to ascertain whether or not Barrow, called “Budda” was implicated in any criminal activity.Barrow, 26, of Lot 1010 Norton and Cemetery Road, Georgetown, and Calvin Dover had attempted to rob Roy Myers, a businessman, who owns the Les Variety Store on D’Urban and Hardina Streets, Georgetown on Friday morning.The Police related at about 10:30h, Barrow and Dover were armed with a .38 Rossie revolver and a Black Glock 17 pistol respectively when they entered the Les Variety Store.At the time, the owner was reportedly packing goods to send to his other business at Port Kaituma, North West District (NWD). The two-armed men, according to initial investigations, demanded that the businessman hand over his cash and jewellery.He was reportedly wearing a 60 penny-weight gold chain, two gold and diamond finger rings and a gold and diamond hand band. His licensed firearm was also strapped to his right ankle. The alleged bandits however, attempted to relieve him of the items but upon hearing a loud explosion, Dover ran out but Barrow continued in his quest to rob Myers.A scuffle ensured between the two men during which Barrow allegedly whipped out a gun from his pants waist, pointed it at Myers and pulled the trigger. However, the safety on the gun was on and it did not fire. In retaliation, the businessman reached for his firearm and discharged several rounds fatally hitting Barrow.The Police stated that during the ordeal, a woman, who saw the two-armed men entering the store, immediately stopped a Police patrol in the area and related to the ranks about what she saw.On arrival at the store, the ranks saw Dover exiting and upon seeing the Police, he discharged several rounds in their direction. Dover continued to run, and the Police gave chase, but the bandit managed to evade the lawmen.The ranks then noticed a blood trail and followed it. This, according to the Police, led them to a Bent Street, Georgetown house. It was reported that while there, the ranks were greeted with rapid gunfire and without hesitation, they returned fire fatally wounding Dover.Meanwhile, further investigations revealed that at about 01:30h on Friday morning, Odingo Wills, a security officer attached to KGM Security Services was robbed of one 9mm pistol along with 14 matching rounds.Police have since confirmed that the firearm was found in Dover’s possession after the shootout.last_img read more