Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 17:47 by Denis Chabrol
A security guard at Hand-in-Hand Trust was shot and injured during an attempted robbery on the business premises located on Middle Street, Georgetown.
A foreign exchange cambio operates out of that location.
‘A’ Division Commander, Assistant Commissioner Clifton Hicken said the driver of a car that was allegedly used in the robbery was arrested on Mandela Avenue. The vehicle has been lodged.
The police officer said no firearm was located.
Hicken said investigators made efforts to contact the owner of the car who lives in Agricola, Greater Georgetown, East Bank Demerara but were not immediately successful.
An official of the company said two bandits entered the premises and there was a scuffle near the door. The official said shots were fired and one of the bullets ricocheted and struck a female guard to her leg.
A spent shell was seen by eyewitnesses.
The Guyana Police Force later issued the following statement:
A 32 year old female security guard attached to the Hand-in-Hand Trust on Middle Street, Georgetown, is presently a patient at the GPHC after being shot in her right foot by one of two armed suspects, during a foiled robbery, about 1400h. today at Hand-in-Hand Trust.