|Suspected robber electrocuted at Guyana Stores limited|
|Written by Telesha Persaud|
|Tuesday, 09 February 2010|
his attempt to steal from Guyana Stores Limited early yesterday
morning, 34-year-old Rondel Green, alias ‘Bullet’ and ‘Bun
Up’, was electrocuted while scaling the fence behind the store
that leads to the Tiger Bay area. Green,
of Queen Street, Cummingsburg (Tiger Bay), a father of three, was
reportedly hanging on the transformer when he was discovered around
06:00 hrs by a security guard attached to Guyana Stores.
“He was like a bar-be-que when they found him this morning. His hand and leg came off when they took him down from the transformer,” a friend told the Guyana Chronicle at the dead man’s residence.
Two power transformers
Three of Green’s friends were discussing his death when this newspaper visited the scene and one of them, Winston Griffith, remarked that Green could not have been in his natural senses when he ended up next to the transformer.
Deane said the store is still to carry out an audit to determine if anything else is missing and he pointed out that Green could not have pulled off the theft alone as a bulk of cloth was used to transfer the stolen items from the top of the building to the bottom, where it is believed another person stood to receive the items.
The bulk of cloth used by the thieves belonged to the store’s Home Furnishing Department but happened to be in the stock room at the time, he said.
“No one wants anyone to die under such circumstances… but’ve suffered several losses prior to this incident, running into millions of dollars. Last year the thieves concentrated on the electrical section of the store and the garage division was hit earlier this year,” Deane lamented.
He mentioned, too, that the Company is put under strain to provide increased security and do repairs in addition to losing items every time someone breaks into the store.