Festival City robbery victims discharged from hospital

Two weeks after bandits invaded their Festival City, North Ruimveldt home carting off a laptop computer and jewellery, George and Ruth Rodney-Grimes have been discharged from the hospital, relatives said yesterday.

Canadian-Guyanese, 31-year-old Ruth Rodney-Grimes underwent surgery last Sunday at the Georgetown hospital to remove a bullet from her abdomen.

Rodney-Grimes’s husband, Kevin Grimes suffered a laceration to his head from being gun-butted while her mother in-law Enid Grimes was nursing a swollen nose, the result of being elbowed by a robber during the attack.

Enid Grimes said that her daughter-in- law and her husband, George Grimes, were released last week from the hospital and are recuperating. She also said that her husband is doing much better, although the bullets have not been removed.

According to Grimes, the doctors said that they did not want to remove the bullets for fear that they may damage some tissue. She also said that her daughter- in-law left the country after she was discharged and will be seeking further medical attention overseas.

When asked if the police have made any headway in the case, Grimes said that they are yet to hear anything from them.

The elderly woman had told Stabroek News that she believed that the robbery was planned as earlier in the week she had seen a man sitting on a nearby culvert seemingly scouting out the area. Grimes said while she could not remember a face she had a strange feeling about the way the man was watching the area. Another relative had told this newspaper that they believe that the home may have been targeted given that persons knew that Rodney-Grimes had arrived from Canada two weeks ago and probably believed that they had money or valuables.

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