Last Updated on Friday, 2 December 2016, 11:42 by Denis Chabrol
Bandits Thursday night struck on the lower East Coast Demerara, robbing two women and and a minibus driver in two separate incidents.
Investigators were told that two females at Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara were relieved of their handbags containing cash and valuables at about 8:30 PM.
“The women were visiting a relative and on arrival, a silver-coloured Toyota motor car pulled up and a suspect exited the vehicle, brandished a firearm and relieved the women of the said articles,” police said.
A relative, who witnessed the incident on his Closed Circuit Television armed himself with his licensed firearm and fired several rounds at the bandit, who hastily re-joined the motor vehicle and made good his escape, seemingly unhurt, police said.
Investigators say they are currently reviewing the CCTV footage in an effort to identify the suspect.
And a 39-year old minibus driver is hospitalised after being robbed and shot to his back by three armed men Thursday night on the Liliendaal Public Road, East Coast Demerara.
Investigations revealed that the victim was at the Shell Service Station at Ogle, E.C.D, making a purchase when he was approached by three men who requested to be taken further up the East Coast. He complied and whilst in the vicinity of the Ocean View Conference Centre, they demanded he hand over all his valuables, having brandished their handguns. He handed over his cell phone and a sum of cash and was instructed to exit his vehicle, to which he refused and was shot to his back, after which the bandits made good their escape.
The driver was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation by public spirited citizens where he is awaiting surgery and is said to be in a stable condition.
Investigations are in progress.