60-Y-0 man shot, robbed of $4M while placing bets


A 60-year-old man was shot to the upper thigh and robbed of $4 million while at the All Seasons Horse Racing and Sport Betting facility on Robb Street, Georgetown.

Police in a statement said Terry Persaud of Herstelling Squatting Area, East Bank Demerara was robbed on Wednesday at about 15:00h while placing bets.

The police report said Persaud was approached by an “identifiable man” who was armed with a handgun. The suspect told Persuad to hand over the haversack he had on his back with the cash. Police said Persaud refused and as a result, the bandit and shot him.

The suspect then grabbed the haversack and escaped on a black motorcycle with no registration number.
Persaud was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he is presently receiving medical attention.
Investigations are ongoing.

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