A fisherman and his cousin were on Tuesday assaulted after they refused to purchase a beer for a man while imbibing at Joey’s Stall, located at Charity Public Road, Essequibo Coast.
The injured men are Rolin Benn and Kunraj Benn, both of Charity Extension Scheme, Essequibo Coast.
According to the Guyana Police Force’s (GPF) Corporate Communications Unit (CCU), the duo was approached by a male, who requested them to purchase a beer for him, which they refused.
“Another male came up to the gathering and started cuffing the fisherman (Rolin Benn) about his head while his accomplice threw a beer bottle at him, causing him to receive injuries to his face,” the CCU disclosed.
A man only known as ‘Chicken’ then dealt Benn a stab with a scissor to his back while one of the suspects took out $25,000 from the man’s pocket.
‘Chicken’ then took Benn’s grey ZTE cellphone phone valued at $25,000 from his left pocket.
The victim fell to the ground and was assaulted by several other persons. In an attempt to stop the assault, Benn’s cousin, Kunraj, was stabbed in his chest by one of the attackers.
Both victims sought medical attention at the Oscar Joseph District Hospital, where they were seen by a doctor on duty.
Benn was treated and sent away, while his cousin Kunraj was admitted as a patient and later transferred to the Suddie Public Hospital, where his condition is listed as stable.
The suspects were later positively identified as the two persons who assaulted the victims and were arrested. Investigations are ongoing.