2 confess to plotting to rob store
Security guard murderTwo employees of Sukhsram General Store at Lot 13 Public Road, Rose Hall Town, have confessed to plotting to rob the store over the Easter weekend.The confession has also implicated the suspects in the murder of the store’s security guard, Munisperen Iyasammy Monien.Guyana Times understands that a 19-year-old and another employee, who were both detained on Sunday, confessed to investigators on Wednesday.The body of Monien was discovered in a pool of blood in a storeroom at SukhsramDead security guard: Munisperen Iyasammy MonienGeneral Store about 20:00h on Saturday last.The Police were working on a theory that the robbery-murder was an inside job after it was discovered that the door to the back of the store and a few others inside the building were left unlocked when the business was closed on Saturday evening.Following the discovery of the 53-year-old security guard and a later announcement that in excess of $1.5 million in cash was removed from the building, the Police arrested the manager of the store and five employees. Investigators also arrested an ex-employee and his parents. However, the main suspect remains at large.The main suspect was allegedly seen two nights prior to the robbery by the now dead guard attempting to break into the building. An alarm was raised, and the Police were later informed and given the identity of the suspect, who lives a few houses from Sukhsram General Store.Details are still sketchy as to what alerted investigators to visit the premises where the discovery was made. This publication was told that when the store was closed on Saturday, between $1.5 million and $2 million was locked in a drawer. The money is reportedly missing.Meanwhile, this newspaper understands that the Police have not released the store manager. The woman reportedly fell ill while in custody and had to be taken to receive medical attention.The store owner, who was overseas at the time of the robbery, has since returned to Guyana and visited the manager.Police are continuing their investigation.