Essequibo Coast barber shot and robbed; suspects caught with gun, jewellery

Last Updated on Saturday, 3 September 2016, 10:38 by Denis Chabrol

A well-known Essequibo Coast barber was shot and robbed outside his home early Saturday morning and several hours later two suspects were caught while attempting to leave the region, police said. 
Divisional Commander Kevin Adonis said Troy ‎’Akee’ Hercules was shot in his leg outside his home at Henrietta and has been admitted to the Suddie Hospital for the bullet to be removed.  
Adonis said one of the suspects was caught before he boarded the ferry at Supenaam. The other one managed to leave on the ferry, but based on a tip off he was ntercepted at the Parika Ferry Stelling with a quantity of the jewellery believed to have been stolen from Hercules and one. 32 pistol and 11 matching rounds. 

Investigators are treating the incident as a robbery, but several members of the community believe that it was a hit. 

Police said Hercules left a barbecue at about 3 AM, and was attacked while locking the gate to his premises.