Suspected bandit shot after robbing Security Guard

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Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting of a male suspect who allegedly choked and robbed a female security guard of her $35,000 cellular phone about 05:15hrs this morning.

A police release noted that the 35-year-old victim, was on duty in the compound of the Republic Bank Training Centre on Waterloo Street, Georgetown. The victim had to seek medical attention for severe pain around the neck.

The investigation revealed that following the robbery, the victim alerted her supervisor and shortly after, security personnel of a private security company responded and based on the description, the suspect was seen in close proximity of the crime scene.

As they approached him, he allegedly drew a cutlass and attacked an armed personnel who discharged a round that struck him on the right lower limb.  The 27-year-old suspect was treated at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation and subsequently discharged after which he was arrested.

Police said the cell phone was retrieved.

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