By Leroy Smith
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Eighteen – year – old Michael Grant, a suspected bandit of Agricola, East Bank Demerara is dead and his 19 – year – old accomplice, Curtis Castello also from Agricola , is nursing gunshot injuries to his neck and arm, while another managed to escape during an attempted robbery on Saturday, June 06.
According to information reaching iNews, the trio was on two motorcycles at a drinking spot at Grove, East Bank of Demerara and attempted to rob a businessman of his gold chain.
One of the bandits fired shots at the businessman who returned fire with license firearm, hitting Grant and Castello. The men then fled the scene but dumped off Grant in front the Diamond Hospital, where he died.
Police set up roadblocks along the way and managed to apprehend an injured Castello, who is under guard at the Georgetown Public Hospital; however the third bandit managed to escape.
Police in a subsequent press release noted that at about 14: 30 hrs, a businessman, who is also a licensed firearm holder, was at a snackette at Grove when four men on two motor cycles drove up.
According to the police, one of the men who was armed with a handgun held up the businessman and took away his jewellery, during which he shot the victim to his left arm.