POLICE ‘A’ Division Commander Clifton Hicken said yesterday that there will soon be a breakthrough in the case in which a teen was shot in the face during a daring daylight robbery earlier this month.He told the Guyana Chronicle that detectives are doing some groundwork and will soon crack the case. As such, he did not want to divulge any information that may hamper the probe, but said the police are still reviewing footage of the armed robbery/shooting.
A suspect who was arrested has since been released, pending investigations, but a vehicle that matches the one in the footage is still lodged with the police.
During what appeared to be a well-orchestrated robbery, 15-year-old Jahmaul Lewis of Wren Avenue, South Ruimveldt was shot in the face at his place of employ, just a corner away from where he lives.
Reports are that, on the day in question, the North Ruimveldt Multilateral School student had just returned from buying plantain chips, and was sitting on his bicycle when three armed men stormed the mechanic shop, which also serves as a base for the Green Ice Taxi Service. The incident reportedly occurred at about 14:00hrs.