St. John’s Antigua- As police work around the clock to solve Friday night’s service station robbery and murder of an attendant, they have reportedly detained a male police officer and a young woman for questioning.
Well placed sources said the man is the lone suspect thus far, while the woman, who is related to him, is assisting police with the probe.
The woman, who is also employed at a service station, was picked up from her job early yesterday and remained in police custody up to press time.
A third man was also being questioned up to late yesterday.
However, the sources have declined to state how the trio might be linked to the case.
On Tuesday, police confirmed the recovery of a green Nissan Almera motorcar believed to have been used as the getaway car on the night of the incident at Dee’s Service Station. The car was found in the Cassada Gardens area and was moved to Police Headquarters for analysis in an effort to recover evidence.
The deceased and two of her colleagues were allegedly approached by three armed, masked men at about 9:15 pm. The fourth accomplice remained behind the wheel.
Earlier reports are that the workers dropped their moneybags upon seeing the robbers alight from the heavily tinted car, with guns pointed at them.
The criminals reportedly picked up the loot, which totaled $5,200, and while running back to the vehicle, opened fire on the attendants. The 40-year-old mother of two was the only attendant hit by the bullets. She sustained injuries to her abdomen, breast and hand and died in hospital Saturday night.