Last Updated on Sunday, 16 October 2016, 13:07 by Denis Chabrol
One of two bandits was arrested and the bandit’s handgun’s magazine along with cash belonging to the owner of a Chinese Restaurant recovered, police said.
The Guyana Police Force credited the restaurateurs with “courage and bravery” in putting up a fight that led to the arrest of one of the suspected perpetrators. Investigators said the suspect is 23 years old and he lives at Middle Road, La Penitence, Georgetown.
The robbery occurred at Jods Chinese Restaurant at Canal Number One, Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara.
Investigators said that at about 11:30 Saturday night, October 15, 2016 the 48 and 46 year old victims were at the restaurant when the unmasked suspects, one armed with a handgun, pounced and relieved them of their valuables including a wallet and an undisclosed amount of cash, during which a round was discharged.
“A scuffle then ensued and the magazine of the firearm fell out and was retrieved by one of the victims. At that stage, the suspect with the gun threw the weapon to the other suspect who caught same and escaped but he was not so lucky as he was firmly held and handed over to the police who promptly arrived.
The wallet with the cash belonging to one of the victims was found in the possession of the suspect.
Police said they are making efforts to arrest the accomplice.