(Police Corporate Communications Unit Press release below)
Detectives are probing an alleged robbery under arms committed on two money changers of an undisclosed sum of local and foreign currency, which occurred on Monday, December 5, 2022, at about 13:45 hours on Water Street, Georgetown.
The two men were allegedly robbed by two masked male suspects, one of whom was armed with a gun.
Enquiries revealed that the two victims, a 66-year-old money changer of Vlissengen Road, Georgetown and a 41-year-old money changer of Sophia, who usually ply their trade on Water Street daily on the date and time mentioned, were both confronted by the two suspects.
During the confrontation, the suspect, who was armed with a firearm, relieved one of the victims of his money. While attempting to rob the other victim, who pulled out a knife from the waist of his pants to defend himself, the armed suspect discharged a round from the firearm, which hit the second victim on his right lower forearm and his right side abdomen.
After relieving the shot victim of the cash, the suspects escaped on a motorcycle parked nearby along Water Street.
The shot victim was picked up and taken to Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, where he is presently receiving treatment and is in stable condition.
A .32 spent shell was recovered from the scene.
Investigations are ongoing.