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Minibus driver shot, robbed by bandits

A minibus driver was shot and robbed of a sum of  cash by one of two bandits who had boarded the bus at Parika, East Bank Essequibo.

The incident occurred at about 11:45 AM, Saturday, October 10, 2015. 

Investigators were told that 48-year old Feroze Ghanni of Ruby, East Bank Essequibo was  shot to his left shoulder during the robbery and has been admitted to a hospital. “The two perpetrators who had joined the vehicle at Parika and requested the driver to stop at Eccles took away a total of $21,000.00 and escaped,” police added.

The bandits reportedly held up Ghanni at the Flour Mill Access Road, Eccles, East Bank Demerara where they told the driver and the conductor, 27-year old Rafael Ghanni, to stop to allow them to disembark.

Also in the vehicle was passenger 46 years old Dhanmattie Ramana of New Road, Essequibo Coast.