Robbery suspect shot at Meadow Bank wharf
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The unlicensed gun and ammunition recovered by the police after the armed robbery at Wild Caught Fresh Fish Depot.
The unlicensed gun and ammunition recovered by the police after the armed robbery at Wild Caught Fresh Fish Depot.

TWO of the three suspects who perpetrated an early-morning robbery on Friday at Meadow Bank, East Bank Demerara, were apprehended minutes after the commission of the crime, with an unlicensed firearm and eight live rounds.

One of the duo was shot by the police and is under guard at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).  Some of the stolen articles have been recovered.

Police in a press release said three males, one armed with a handgun, stormed the Wild Caught Fresh Fish Depot at the Meadow Bank wharf, Ruimveldt, held the supervisor Shane Robin at gunpoint and stole a camera, a digital video recorder (DVR), a radio set and other articles.

During the process, the 29-year-old supervisor was struck on his head by the armed bandit, causing him to suffer a cut.

A public-spirited citizen who witnessed the robbery summoned the police who responded within minutes and confronted the men in front of the depot.

During the confrontation, one of the unarmed suspects was shot to both legs and the other with
the firearm ran into the depot and concealed himself in the ceiling, but was extracted shortly after with an unlicensed 9MM pistol with eight live rounds.

The other suspect managed to escape and efforts are being made to arrest him.

The shot suspect who is 40 years old and is of Bushy Park, East Bank Essequibo, was rushed to the GPHC where he underwent surgery and was admitted under police guard.

The suspect with the firearm is 25 years old and resides at Fifth Avenue, Diamond, E.B.D. The victim was escorted to the GPHC where he was treated and sent away.

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