One in custody over NA lotto booth robbery

Investigators yesterday placed one person in custody in relation to last Saturday night’s robbery at a business located at Charles Place, New Amsterdam.

A police source yesterday said that investigators acting on information arrested a lad for questioning. The source noted that the person was assisting with the investigation.

Two men, including one armed with a gun, pounced on Nareesha Khan, 20, and her husband Faraz Khan, 22, of Stanleytown, New Amsterdam, who operate a lotto booth at the location. They were attacked shortly after 7.30 pm.

Stabroek News was told that the men carted away the day’s sales, two cellphones and a GTT top up machine with $32,000 credit.

This newspaper was also told that the couple had just secured their lotto booth and were standing in front of the premises when the two perpetrators walked by and then suddenly turned back and attacked.

The perpetrator with the firearm pushed the woman to the wall and dealt her several blows to her head with the gun and during the course of the beating the weapon discharged a round.

The woman sustained cuts to her forehead and to the right side and back of her head. Her husband also suffered a blow to the face.

Police said they had found three live .38 rounds at the robbery scene.

The investigation is continuing.

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