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Man charged for robbery-murder ambush

The car in which Cecil Gajadhar and his employee, Victor Da Silva were shot and robbed.

A man has been charged in connection with the robbery-murder committed on an East Coast Demerara businessman and his employee earlier this week as they were heading to a city bank, police sources said.

The accused was expected to be arraigned in the Georgetown Magistrates’ court on Thursday, but his court appearance has been deferred until Friday.

71-year old Cecil Albert Gajadhar is still nursing a bullet in his head as doctors have said that surgery was not advisable. In a stable, conscious and alert condition, the owner of a gas station at Foulis, East Coast Demerara was due to be discharged soon.

His employee, Victor “Red Man” Da Silva was shot dead by the robbers who ambushed them at the corner of Cowan and Water Streets, Kingston, Georgetown. The bandits grabbed a bag containing GUY$8.5 million.

An autopsy revealed that Da Silva the cause of his death was “multiple gunshot injuries.”

Although Gajadhar was injured, he managed to drive his vehicle through an alleyway between GTM Insurance and Republic Bank on Robb Street from where he was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).

Gajadhar, who re-migrated from the United States about 10 years ago, has been robbed of millions of dollars at least five times in Georgetown.