Cop among trio attacked and robbed at Leopold Street


Three young men were Sunday morning attacked and robbed at gunpoint at Leopold Street, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown.

The incident occurred at about 04:30h.

Travis Moore, 24, of New Road, Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara was shot (the bullet grazed his head); he was robbed of a cellphone, $5000 in cash, a wristwatch, and a gold-coloured band.

Brandom Lam 21, of Ruby, East Bank Essequibo, was struck to his head and robbed of a cellphone and $30,000 in cash.

Timothy Morrison, a police constable, was robbed of a cellphone and $7500 in cash.

Their attackers were three males, one of whom is known as “Barney”. He was armed with a handgun and was in the company of two identifiable males.

According to police reports, the three victims along with another, Ajay Mahadeo of Anna Catherina, WCD, were at a bar in Station Street, Kitty, Georgetown, on Sunday.

They subsequently left in motorcar PVV 3948, driven by Morrison and went to another location in Leopold Street, Georgetown.

While there, at about 04:30h, the three suspects approached in their car, which was parked on the northern side of Leopold Street, and discharged several rounds.

The perpetrators then assaulted the group of young men and relieved them of the articles mentioned.

During the ordeal, Mahadeo managed to escape from the attackers.

After the robbery, the two injured men were escorted to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where Moore was treated and discharged, and Lam, who was reportedly struck to the head repeatedly, is presently admitted. His condition is regarded as stable.

Investigators have recovered several .32 spent shells from the scene of the robbery.

Additionally, the left side front window of the car in which the young men were was damaged.

Moreover, during the course of the robbery, Jerald Chung, a 25-year-old taxi driver of Lot 622 A Field Sophia, Georgetown, was driving his motorcar, PXX 7497, east along Leopold Street.

He told the police that he heard several explosions similar to that of gunshots and his vehicle was riddled with bullets.

The right-side bumper, left side above the back window and left side back windscreen were all struck.

The police said efforts were made to contact Mahadeo since the incident but were unsuccessful. They are also still on the hunt for the three suspects. Investigations are in progress.