Police have recovered four more firearms, which were stolen from Radar Security and Supplies between December 25 and 26, 2022.
MTV News Update understands that one of the suspects took detectives to a location in Albouystown, Georgetown, where three .32 caliber and one 9mm were found.
On Friday, law enforcement officers made a breakthrough in the case and arrested the mastermind, who is said to be an employee of the company.
It was reported that two single-barrel shotguns, four 9mm Taurus Pistols, five Taurus .32 pistols, 25 12 gauge cartridges, 538 ammunition, and eighteen 9mm rounds of ammunition were stolen.
The incident occurred between the company’s office at Lot 79 Carmichael Street, Georgetown.
In the office, there is a steal 'strongbox' where the security firm secures its firearms and ammunition. The strongbox is secured with two padlocks, and the firearms are chained and padlocked.
Reports are that the company’s Chief Security Officer, a 72-year-old man checked the firearms and all were intact. However, at 18:30h on December 26, 2022, a 65-year-old Weapons Training Officer visited the location and met a 57-year-old Security Guard from Tucville on duty.
The Weapons Training Officer observed that the door to the office was not secured, but rather it was left ajar. He entered the office, where he observed that the padlocks on the strongbox were cut off, the chain that secured the firearms was also cut, and the firearms were missing.
However, two other shotguns were left in the strong box. The Weapons Training Officer informed the owner of the security service of his findings.
As a result, investigators were deployed and observed that the padlocks and chains were cut. The office was checked, but there were no signs of breakage.
The 57-year-old security guard was questioned, and he claimed that at 17:00h on Boxing Day, he took over duty from a 36-year-old security guard from Paradise Housing Scheme, who handed over the key for the office.
The 57-year-old guard said he did not check the office door or go into the office. He was arrested, and a search was carried out at his home, but nothing was found.
Checks were made for the 36-year-old security guard at his stated address in Paradise, but no one was seen at the house, which seems to have been abandoned.