A 33-year-old sales clerk was on Sunday evening assaulted and robbed of her mobile phone, while her colleague was stabbed by two motorcycle bandits- one of whom was armed with a knife- in the vicinity of the seawall on the Rupert Craig Highway.
The sales clerk has been identified as Dian Ramsewag of Industry, East Coast Demerara, while her friend, who was stabbed, was identified as Ryan Chanderban, 34, a miner of Laing Avenue.
Based on information received, the incident occurred at about 23:30h.
Enquires disclosed that the victim was sitting on the seawall with her friend when they were confronted by the the two bandits who had stopped at their location on what was described as a black Jialing motorcycle.
The men reportedly demanded that Ramsewag hand over her phone. However, when the woman initially resisted, one of the suspects reportedly hit her above the head with an unknown object.
The woman’s male friend then reportedly jumped to her rescue, resulting in him being stabbed once to his left armpit.
The bandits then grabbed Ramsewag’s phone from her hand and fled the scene in a western direction on the motorcycle.
The matter was quickly reported and couple were transported to the Georgetown Public Hospital where Ramsewag was treated and subsequently discharged, while Chanderban was admitted in a serious but stable condition.
Investigations are ongoing.