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City businessman’s security guard shot during attempted robbery

Last Updated on Friday, 3 February 2017, 21:32 by Denis Chabrol

A city businessman narrowly escaped injury and was able to deposit cash while his security guard and bandits exchanged gunfire in an attempted robbery.

Sources said the incident occurred at about 5:15 PM Friday, February 3, 2017 near the Citizens Bank night deposit at Thirst Park, East Bank Demerara.

The security guard was shot and was rushed to a city hospital. His condition is listed as stable.

The businessman is said to be a nearby phone credit dealer.

Sources said one of the bandits may have been shot prior to their escape through the nearby Alexander Village.