Lance Corporal among 2 arrested in Albouystown robbery, shooting


A Lance Corporal attached to the Joint Services and another man were on Thursday afternoon arrested following an alleged robbery and shooting incident in Albouystown, Georgetown which resulted in one man being injured.

The injured male has been identified as Imole Fox ,44, a wildlife exporter of Regent and King Streets, Georgetown.

According to information received, the incident occurred at around 13:30hrs at Victoria Street, Albouystown and the two men in custody were apprehended at Cooper Street, Albouystown.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the two suspects, in the company of another male, allegedly robbed Fox of a haversack containing a bunch of keys, a cellular phone and some medications for animals.

Fox reportedly fought back, which resulted in one of the suspects whipping out a handgun and discharging several rounds at the 44-year-old man.

The victim reportedly managed to flee the scene, leaving a trail of blood behind. He received a gunshot wound to the lower right leg while a bullet also grazed his head.

The wildlife exporter was treated at a city hospital and subsequently discharged.

Investigators have retrieved a live round as well as a spent shell (both of different calibre) from the scene which has been processed.



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