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Another robbery hits Region 8; man sets sister ablaze

Region 8 –Potaro Siparuni- was Thursday rocked by another robbery resulting in serious head injury to a Brazilian miner.38-year old Antonio De Souza was lashed to his head and sustained a fractured skull during a robbery at a mining camp at Mowsie Backdam.

He was in a conscious condition.

De Souza’s injury follows the killing of a Brazilian 46-year old Danderlei Kienen during an armed robbery of cash and gold at money transfer service on 111 miles Mahdia.
 
De Souza was air-dashed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) by Roraima Airlines.

That domestic airline also Thursday night evacuated a man from Port Kaituma after he was chopped on one of his hands by another man. Hospital officials said the main artery was cut causing him to bleed profusely.

The hospital there decided to transfer the man to GPHC for emergency surgery to stop the haemorrhaging.

Police sources said he injured man has been identified as Edward Thomas of Mabaruma.

Said to be in his 40s, Thomas was attacked by another man at Big Creek Backdam, aback Port Kaituma around 4 PM Thursday. He was stabbed several times to the right hand and a wound to his muscle area resulted in incessant bleeding.

He was taken by police to Kaituma Hospital, a 3 hour ride by ATV police. Investigators are still hunting the suspect.

At the GPHC’s Burn Care Unit, Samantha Schwartz was receiving emergency treatment after she was set alight by her brother, Brian Haywood at their Sophia home.’

A relative said Haywood, a shoemaker, doused the woman with a flammable liquid and flicked a lighter.

At the centre of the disagreement, according to relatives, is an accusation that Schwartz’s friend, Corina Straughn, had stolen a pair of slippers from his shoe repair shop.

Relatives vehemently denied that the dispute had anything to do with missing marijuana.