Pensioner robbed of $70,000


Police are investigating a robbery under arms committed on a sixty-six year old businessman about 23:15hrs last night (Monday, June 03, 2017) at Vigilance, East Coast Demerara of $70,000 by two males.


One of the men is under police guard at a Public Medical Institution; he is nursing a stab wound to his abdomen which was allegedly inflicted by his accomplice.


Investigation revealed that the victim, who operates a shop in front of his premises, was in process of closing his business when he was pounced upon by the bandits, one armed with a handgun and the other with a two-bladed cutlass.


They relieved the victim of the cash mentioned and the one with the cutlass lounged his weapon at the victim who instinctively moved aside, resulting in his (suspect) accomplice becoming the target as he was stabbed to his lower abdomen. They then hurriedly fled in a silver-grey motor car.


Acting on information, the wounded suspect was traced to the Medical Facility where he underwent emergency surgery. His condition is listed as stable.


Police are in search of his accomplice.


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