Argument over stalls at Stabroek Market ends in death


An argument between two vendors over the placement of stalls at the Stabroek Market in Georgetown on Tuesday afternoon ended with the death of one of the vendors.

Dead is 35-year-old Robert Bizzette of Cane View Avenue, South Ruimveldt; he was stabbed to death by another vendor – a 46-year-old who has since been arrested.

A report from the police noted that at about 16:30hrs, Bizzette and the vendor had an argument about the placement of Bizzette’s stall during which he pulled out a “jucker” and threatened the vendor.

The vendor retaliated by pulling a knife and pushing Bizzette; the argument continued and Bizzette armed himself with an axe in his hand and chased the vendor, who was also armed with a knife.

Police said the vendor fell down and Bizzette walked away, during which the vendor got up and stabbed him multiple times.

Drenched in his own blood, Bizzette ran to the police mobile outpost where he collapsed and was immediately escorted to the Georgetown Public Hospital via ambulance where he died while receiving treatment.

The suspect was later arrested at Camp and New Market Streets by an anti-crime patrol.

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