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Suspect in Scotia worker’s shooting held

Published: 
Saturday, May 19, 2018

CCTV footage and eyewitness accounts over the past three days have led to the arrest of a suspect in the shooting of Scotiabank employee Roston Mahabir.

Mahabir, 28, of Carapichaima, remained warded at the San Fernando General Hospital yesterday following surgery on Tuesday to remove a bullet from his abdomen.

Confirming the arrest yesterday, Snr Supt Zamsheed Mohammed said investigators conducted surveillance work following the shooting and located the suspect.

An operation was coordinated with South Western Division police and around 2.30 pm the man was arrested at a house in Fyzabad. He was expected to be transferred to the San Fernando CID for questioning last evening.

A report stated that around 8 am Monday, Mahabir, a premiere relationship officer, was just about to enter the bank at the corner of Penitence and High Streets, San Fernando, when he was approached by a man who grabbed his computer bag and other items. Mahabir held on to his bag and was shot once in the abdomen.

The gunman then ran off with the bag, leaving him bleeding on the ground.

Investigators attempted to obtain a statement from Mahabir yesterday but were unable to as he was still sedated.

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