Gunmen invade casino at Princess Ramada Hotel – one bandit captured, others escape with undisclosed amount of cash
A policeman and several other persons have been injured when heavily armed gunmen stormed the Casino at the Princess Ramada Hotel at Providence, East Bank Demerara around 3:45 hrs this morning.
The Guyana Police Force, in a statement, said the gunmen discharged rounds into the air and held up the security guard on duty at the casino and took away his shotgun and ammunition.
Police said the gunmen then ordered everyone to lie on the ground and took the security guard to the cashier cage where they held up the cashier and took away an undisclosed sum of foreign and local currency.
During this, the bandits discharged rounds indiscriminately resulting in four employees Eon Garraway, James Gregory, Orlando Knights and Udairan Sookraj receiving injuries to their left hand, left foot, left hand and right hand, respectively. INews understands they have been admitted to hospital.
Police said three patrons in the casino at the time -Melissa Ferguson, Jermaine Mason and Roshel Fraser were also assaulted by the gunmen during the brazen invasion.
It is understood that three of the gunmen managed to escape while one was captured. He is currently assisting the police with investigations.
Reports say that some of those injured are expected to undergo surgery soon. Investigations are in progress. INews will bring you more details in a subsequent report.