West Bank couple chopped during armed robbery

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A 50-year-old grocer and his 46-year-old spouse are currently admitted at a Regional Hospital nursing multiple injuries about their bodies, following a robbery on Monday night (January 22) at their business premises at Sisters Village West Bank Demerara (WBD).

Police said they were attacked by four masked men who were armed with knives and cutlasses; a small amount of cash and other items were carted off.

According to the police statement, prompt action by the police resulted in the apprehension of a male who fits the description of one of the suspects. The suspect, who resides on the West Bank of Demerara, was held with a knife in close proximity of the robbery scene.

An investigation revealed that the victims were in the process of closing their business when the suspects pounced and demanded cash and other valuables; not satisfied with what they got, the suspects inflicted several stabs and chop wounds on the victims before fleeing the scene. The condition of the victims is said to be stable. Investigators are making stringent efforts to apprehend the other suspects.

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