The three men killed by police following a robbery in Cunupia have been identified as Lance Clarke, 26, of Jackman Trace, Cunupia; Jamall Morgan, 22, of Griffith Trace, Chin Chin Road, Cunupia and Simeon Antoine of Hassarat Road in Chaguanas.
Reports indicated the three were killed during a shootout after a robbery at a furniture store at Dino Trace off Soogrim Trace in Cunupia on Tuesday. Relatives of Clarke and Morgan speaking to reporters yesterday, they said they believe the men surrendered to police, but were still shot dead.
At about 4.24 pm, police responded to a report of a robbery after four men went to a furniture store owned by Subratee Mohammed and robbed a 71-year-old woman, a 16-year-old boy and a 24-year-old man of several items including cash, jewelry and cell phones before escaping.
Police searched the area and came across the bandits at Egypt Trace, Enterprise. During a shootout, Clarke, Morgan and Antoine were shot dead. None of the stolen items have been recovered up to press time.
While relatives of Antoine refused to speak yesterday, Clarke’s mother Mavis Lord, told Newsday her son was not the kind of person to be involved in robberies. She described him as a loving, family oriented man.
“I know people would say mothers would never say anything negative about their children, but I don’t care what people say. I never knew my son to be in anything like this. It is true that when they are outside you never know what they are doing, but at the end of the day you must know your child; and I know all five of my children,” Lord said.
Morgan’s mother admitted that he was “miserable” and never listened to her, although she spoke to him time and again about following the wrong company. The woman who asked not to be identified said she never met any of Morgan’s friends who would call him on the phone and meet him outside of their home.