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Vendors chopped, robbed; suspect arrested during shootout with police

Two vendors were early Sunday morning chopped and robbed as theu were about to leave their West Coast Berbice home.

Police said they came under fire while responding to a report. They returned fire and arrested one of the suspects.

At about 0345h. today Sunday August 16, 2015, two men armed with a cutlass and a firearm entered the home of vendors Abdool Kadir, 47 years, and his wife Neeranie Kadir, 46 years, at No. 2 Village, WCB, as they were preparing for market, and held them up. The perpetrators took away an undisclosed sum of money and a quantity of jewellery and escaped. 

During the robbery both victims received chops to their bodies. Abdool Kadir was treated at the Fort Wellington Hospital, while Neeranie Kadir has been admitted to the GPHC. 

The police responded to the report received and during investigations came under fire from a group of men along the No. 2 Village Public Road and the ranks returned fire. One man has been arrested and is in police custody assisting with the investigations.