16-year-old alleged bandit shot dead by ‘plain clothes’ cop in Stabroek Market
An alleged bandit who attempted to rob a woman of her gold chain on Wednesday afternoon was shot dead by her husband who is a member of the Guyana Police Force.
Dead is 16-year-old Sydel Bourne of Agricola, East Bank Demerara. Police Headquarters revealed that the attempted robbery and shooting occurred at around 14:20hrs at the Stabroek Market Square in Georgetown.
Police investigations so far revealed that a policeman, who was in “plain clothes” and armed with his service pistol, was shopping in the area accompanied by his reputed wife who was wearing a gold chain at the time.
It is alleged that they were attacked by Bourne, who was armed with a knife and accompanied by two other male suspects, who attempted to snatch the gold chain.
The policeman’s reputed wife put up a resistance, but the perpetrators were able to burst the chain off her neck. According to the police, one of the bandits told Bourne to stab her during which the policeman discharged a round in their direction hitting Bourne to his body. The other two suspects managed to escape.
Bourne was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead.