The police are currently pursuing two suspects in connection with Wednesday afternoon’s invasion at an Industrial Site, Ruimveldt repair shop during which two persons were injured and a quantity of valuables including two licensed firearms were stolen.
This is according to Commander of ‘A’ Division Marlon Chapman, who said that up to yesterday afternoon, the suspects had not been apprehended.
A group of armed bandits invaded the auto repair shop around 2.30 pm on Wednesday during which they assaulted two Chinese nationals—a customer and an employee—and carted off cash, valuables and two licensed firearms.
The two injured persons, who were beaten and gun-butted, were taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where they were treated and sent away.
Stabroek News had previously reported that about four men armed with firearms, cutlasses and other weapons invaded the business and began to assault the employees and customer demanding that they hand over their valuables.
The victims abided and some of them were assaulted before the bandits, whose faces were concealed, fled the scene in two cars.
A customer had related to reporters that he had just arrived at the workshop to repair his vehicle when the attack occurred. An employee had said, “One of them telling the other one, ‘let we go along,’ but he turn and seh, ‘no we got to get something before we lef hay suh.’”