Supermarket owner shot in Belle West robbery

The Wang Wang Supermarket in Belle West, Canal #2, West Bank Demerara where the robbery took place

The proprietor of the Wang Wang supermarket in Belle West, Canal #2, West Bank Demerara, is now hospitalised after being shot when bandits invaded his store on Tuesday night.

Stabroek News was unable to ascertain the name of the man, a Chinese national, as relatives refused to speak. However, this newspaper learnt that at around 8:15 pm on Tuesday, three bandits, who arrived in a car, stormed the store and robbed the owner of an undisclosed amount of cash before shooting the man and escaping.

During a visit to the store yesterday, workers related that the men arrived in a black car. After they stormed the store, the bandits approached the counter, which is west of the entrance and demanded cash while firing shots at random. One of the shots caught the owner in his leg while another grazed his hand.

After grabbing the money, the bandits ran out of the store and escaped. The injured man was rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital where he was admitted. He remains hospitalised in a stable condition.

Police were able to review CCTV footage of the incident. Investigations are ongoing.  

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