Businessman shoots at bandits who attacked Western Union outlet
Police are investigating an armed robbery committed on a 22-year-old cashier at the C&F Mall located at Bagotstown Public Road, East Bank Demerara (EBD), by two males, one of whom was armed with a handgun, of an undisclosed amount of cash.
According to a police report, at about 10:25hrs on Thursday, January 11, 2018, the victim was in the cashier cage of the Western Union section of the supermarket which is located in the upper flat of the two-story building when she was approached by the suspects, one of whom pointed a gun at her and demanded cash; she handed over the cash and the men exited the building.
The victim immediately raised an alarm and the owner of the business, who was in a nearby office and is a licensed firearm holder responded and gave chase after the bandits.
News Room understands that the bandits sped through Water Street, Bagotstown in a motorcar and during the process, the licensed firearm holder discharged several rounds in the bandits’ direction. It is not known at this time if the bandits were injured.
Investigators have since impounded and currently processing a vehicle which fits the description of the one allegedly used in the commission of the crime. According to the police, the vehicle which carries a hire car registration number and has several suspected bullet holes at the rear was found abandoned in Agricola Backdam.
Stringent efforts are being made to have the perpetrators arrested and brought to justice.