West Coast Berbice goldsmith shot in attempted robbery

The spot where the attack occurred

A West Coast Berbice goldsmith, who offers door-to-door service was shot at  Canefield Settlement, East Canje Berbice  after a lone gunman attempted to rob him sometime after 5 pm on Sunday.

Namdeo Dilchand, also known as “Nam”, 54, of Experiment Village, West Coast Berbice sustained a gunshot wound in his right thigh. The man was taken to the New Amsterdam Public Hospital, where he has since been admitted.

According to information gathered, Dilchand while in the process of conducting his business in Welfare Street, Canefield Settlement, exited one of his customer’s yard, after reportedly receiving payment which was owed to him for a gold band.

Dilchand then entered his white Fielder Wagon, PWW 997 which was parked on the street and began to check through his records in his book while he supposedly had gold items and cash in a bag which was placed on the front passenger seat.

Stabroek News was told that the suspect walked from behind the man’s car to the driver side and pointed his hand gun at the goldsmith and demanded the bag which was on the passenger seat.

However, Dilchand refused to hand over the bag, resulting in the suspect attempting to push his hand further into the car to collect the bag himself. Dilchand once again refused and pushed the suspect’s hand away.

This then angered the suspect who shot the goldsmith, hopped on his bicycle, which was lying behind the car and escaped east through said Welfare Street.

According to residents of the area, Dilchand who is a licensed firearm holder discharged a round in the direction of the suspect.

This newspaper was told, that around 4 am yesterday, investigators arrested a man from Number Two Village, East Canje Berbice, who matched the description provided by the goldsmith.

The police are continuing the investigation, as they wait on Dilchand to positively identify the suspect in custody.

Comments  

Caribbean airline alliance promises lower fares, easier travel

(Barbados Nation) Three Caribbean airlines have formed an alliance which promises to make it easier and cheaper for travellers to move between 32 countries.

Toshaos Council devises neutrality statement

To guard its independence and neutrality from political interference the National Toshaos Council (NTC) has developed a political neutrality statement that was adopted by the executive during its just-concluded executive meeting, says its Vice-Chairman Lenox Shuman.

Police probing learner driver exam for ‘massive irregularities’

The Police Office of Professional Responsibi-lity (OPR) has launched an investigation into a report of “seemingly massive irregularities” in the Guyana Police Force’s learner driver’s theoretical examination last Thursday at the Felix Austin Police College, Georgetown.

Disabled Guyanese man murdered in NY

A US-based Guyanese, who became paralysed after being shot on the West Coast of Demerara in 2016, was stabbed to death on Tuesday in Brooklyn, New York.

Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly.

We built stabroeknews.com using new technology. This makes our website faster, more feature rich and easier to use for 95% of our readers.
Unfortunately, your browser does not support some of these technologies. Click the button below and choose a modern browser to receive our intended user experience.

Update my browser now

×