Money changer critical after shot by gunman in robbery

An America Street money-changer is now in critical condition after he was shot and robbed yesterday morning during an attack by a gunman, a short while after exiting a speedboat at the Georgetown stelling.

Mahendra Deonarine, called “Buddy,” of Plantain Walk, Klien Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara (WBD), was shot once to his abdomen and is currently a patient at Dr Balwant Singh’s Hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery. His condition is listed as critical.

Mahendra Deonarine
Mahendra Deonarine

Stabroek News understands that the attack occurred around 10.30am just after Deonarine exited a speedboat which operates from Vreed-en-Hoop to the Georgetown Ferry Stelling.

At the time of the incident, Deonarine was on his way to America Street, where he operates as a money changer. He was, however, approached by the gunman, who shot and relieved him of an undisclosed amount of cash.

The gunman then made good his escape.

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