Bandits shoot, rob man at Carifesta Ave. traffic light


A 38-year-old resident of Providence, East Bank Demerara, is in a stable condition at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) after he was shot in his right leg during a robbery on Carifesta Avenue, Georgetown on Monday.

Police Headquarters, in a statement, noted that the man was robbed of $500,000 in cash while he was at the traffic light at around 14:00hrs.

Police said that the victim was driving motor vehicle, PZZ 6538, proceeding west on the southern carriageway when he came to a complete stop in the vicinity of YMCA; he subsequently felt a sudden impact at the back of his vehicle and observed two males on a motorcycle.

One immediately confronted him and pointed a gun at his right leg and shot him. In shock, the victim exited the car and ran for help.  The unarmed perpetrator then took possession of the said cash, which was in an envelope on the front passenger seat and they escaped.

One war head and spent shell were recovered at the scene.  Investigations in progress.

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