At about 1315h. yesterday, police say that two men armed with handguns entered the Wayne Beverage Paradise stall at Merriman Mall, Bourda, Georgetown. Upon seeing the men, the female owner ran and raised an alarm and a licensed firearm holder responded.
Police say that the two armed men entered a waiting motor vehicle driven by an accomplice and were tracked by the licensed firearm holder in his vehicle and who subsequently saw the getaway car at Light and Fifth Street, Alberttown.
Police say that the licensed firearm holder confronted a man who had exited the car and entered a shop in the area, during which the man pulled out a firearm and was shot to his abdomen by the licensed firearm holder. The man however managed to escape on foot, but the unlicensed .32 Beretta Pistol with 4 rounds that he had in his possession was recovered and handed over to the police.
According to the police, the injured bandit was later found at a private hospital where he is under guard. He has been identified as Dexter Lindo, 26 years, of Shell Road, Kitty.
The vehicle used by the perpetrators has been detained by the police as the investigations continue.