One of two robbery victims is presently admitted a patient at the Georgetown Public Hospital nursing a gunshot wound to his right thigh.
Police said investigation revealed that the victims Gavin Ramlall, 22yrs, a contractor of Chateau Margot, East Coast Demerara and his friend David Mangroo, 64 yrs, of Section ‘B’ Pattensen, Turkeyen ECD were in Georgetown earlier on Thursday purchasing vehicle parts.
About 14:00hrs, Ramlall who was driving a Tundra stopped in front of Mangroo’s residence, parked and secured his vehicle and they went into the yard. Shortly afterwards, they were confronted by two suspects, one armed with a handgun, who demanded their valuables to which they complied and handed over two cell phones and $16,000.00 cash.
They then demanded the keys for the Tundra but Ramlall refused and was shot to the front of his right thigh. At the same time, another suspect arrived in a gold- coloured motor car, shattered the side glasses of the Tundra with a piece of wood, entered and searched same but came out empty-handed, after which they all escaped in the motor car.
Ramlall was rushed to the GPH and admitted in a stable condition. Investigators have retrieved a spent shell at the scene. No arrests have been made.