A 58-year-old businessman is now hospitalised at a private medical facility after he was shot during a robbery under arms committed at his home in North Success, East Coast Demerara.
Based on information received, the incident took place around 03:00h on Sunday.
Investigations revealed that the man and his wife arrived home after an outing in their motor car, PLL 1392. As they were in the process of entering the house, two males pounced on them. One was reportedly armed with a handgun, and the other with a cutlass.
During a brief scuffle with the businessman, the gunman reportedly discharged a round, injuring him while the second bandit bashed him over the head with the cutlass.
The bandits then dragged the victims into the house and demanded cash and valuables. They also ransacked the home as they sought to take everything of value.
INews understands that the men then fled the scene with an undisclosed sum of loot as well as the 58-year-old’s Toyota Rav4 vehicle.
Presently, no one is in Police custody for the armed robbery. Investigations are ongoing.