Victoria man chased, knifed to death by persons he allegedly attempted to rob

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A 29-year-old man from Victoria Village, East Coast Demerara, was killed almost a week ago in Leopold Street, Georgetown by three persons carrying a cutlass and a knife.

According to the police, Nicholas Layne was knifed to death on March 28, 2021, where he was at the time playing a game of cards.

After some time, Layne realised that his bicycle was missing and so he went in search of it. Moments later, he was seen running on High Street heading south, then east on Leopold Street, police said.

He was being chased by three suspects – two males and a female –  armed with a knife and a cutlass.

After being attacked, Layne fell on the ground where he was further chopped and stabbed about his body.

The perpetrators then escaped after which Layne was picked up in an unconscious state and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation.

He was pronounced dead by a doctor on duty. The body was examined and what appeared to be a wound was seen under his right armpit, one to his upper left side chest and three on his right forearm.

Police said the three suspects were subsequently arrested.

They are Osafi Johnson, age 28, a Mason of Lot 707 East Ruimveldt Georgetown, Randy Tafari called “Randy Roberstson” age 20, of Lot 264 West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, and Natasha Taitt, 32 years old a vendor of 707 East Ruimveldt Georgetown.

One was seen with a wound to his forehead and on his left side face. He is presently receiving medical attention at Georgetown Public Hospital under police guard.

The injured one claims that Layne tried to rob his reputed wife at the Stabroek market area and he intervened and was wounded by him with a knife.

That scene, police said, was captured on CCTV. Statements have been taken and investigations are in progress.

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