A 39-year-old minibus driver is hospitalized after being robbed and shot to his back by three armed men, last night on the Liliendaal Public Road, East Coast Demerara (ECD).
Investigations by the Police, revealed that the victim was at the Shell Service Station at Ogle, ECD, making a purchase when he was approached by three men who requested to be taken further up the East Coast.
He reportedly complied and whilst in the vicinity of the Ocean View Conference Centre, they brandished their handguns and demanded that he hand over all his valuables. He handed over his cell phone and a sum of cash and was instructed to exit his vehicle, to which he refused and was shot to his back, after which the bandits made good their escape.
The driver was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation by public spirited citizens where he is awaiting surgery and is said to be in a stable condition.
Investigations are in progress.