20-year-old shot as Gunmen rob family, Salesman

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Police are making stringent efforts to apprehend five (5) men who robbed a family of cellular phones, cash and jewellery at their West Minister, West Bank Demerara home this morning (Tuesday, June 27, 2017) and shot a 20-year-old.

The men also robbed a driver/salesman of his valuables and his motorcar, which was shortly after, found.

Investigations revealed that about 09:30hrs, the forty-eight year old self-employed businessman who operates a grocery shop, was in his shop along with his wife, which is situated in front of their premises, when suddenly; they were pounced upon by three armed men. The bandits escorted the victims into the lower flat of their house where they also held the victims’ two adult sons, before ransacking the house and left with an undisclosed amount of cash and valuables aforementioned.

Shortly after the bandits departed, the Grocer and his Sons pursued them, during which encounter, the bandits discharged several rounds, one of which struck the twenty-year son, forcing them to abandon their chase.

Further investigation revealed that the bandits who, whilst fleeing, were joined by two other armed accomplices. They stopped a motorcar driven by a forty-seven year old salesman, relived him of his cash, cellular phones and that of his vehicle and fled the scene. The vehicle was recovered in the said Village.

Crime Scene Investigators have retrieved several latent prints and seven spent shells from the crime scenes.

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