• Gunman, accomplice had to be rushed to hospital for treatment after ‘licks’ from North Ruimveldt residents

By Kristen Macklingam

Two bandits are now nursing their wounds in police custody after receiving a sound beating from residents of North Ruimveldt, Georgetown earlier this morning when the duo attempted to execute a robbery.

Reports are that the two bandits, one of whom was armed with a handgun, entered into the home of 37-year-old Roger Lovell who resides in North Ruimveldt around 12:30hrs.

Lovell was asleep at the time, but was awakened by the gun toting bandit and his accomplice who both demanded that Lovell hand over cash and jewellery to them.

However, the man refused to do so and the duo began to beat him about his head and body.

In the process of being assaulted by the two culprits, Lovell managed to sound an alarm and a group of public spirited individuals from the community promptly responded. The residents were able to disarm the lone gunman and apprehend his accomplice but did not stop there. The crowd allegedly inflicted a severe beating on the two perpetrators.

Shortly after, police ranks arrived at the scene and the residents handed over both the handgun and the two bandits to the law enforcement officials.

Police Commander Marlon Chapman who presently has responsibility for “A” Division, told INews that the police ranks who were at the scene had to quickly remove the two bandits from the environment “to save their lives” in light of the beating they were getting from the community members.

He stated that Lovell and both alleged bandits were rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) for medical attention.

Lovell was treated and sent away while one of the two perpetrators was treated and then taken to the lockups.

Meanwhile, the other culprit is presently hospitalised and under police guards. He is said to be in a stable condition.




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