The son of the owner of Pressy’s Enterprises was on Monday afternoon shot and relieved of an undisclosed sum of money that he was carrying in a briefcase at Regent Street, Georgetown, by armed bandits.
Selson Prescott was reportedly in the vicinity of Regent and King Streets at about 14:15h when he was approached by the suspects. The men reportedly attempted to relieve him of the briefcase but he put up a resistance and it was at this time that he was shot in his groin.
Based on reports received, the bullet is lodged in his abdomen. After the shooting, the men grabbed the case and fled the scene on motorcycles. At the time of the incident, the young man was reportedly heading to the bank to make a deposit.
However, the injured man, who is said to be in his 20s, was assisted by public-spirited citizens and taken to a private medical facility where he was admitted. An investigation has been launched.
Just a few days ago, a crew member aboard the visiting cruise ship, MS Serenissima, was robbed of his belongings in the wee hours of Saturday morning at Lombard Street, Georgetown.
Based on reports, 40-year-old Neil Horrocks reportedly arrived at Lombard Street, Georgetown, in a taxi at about 01:00h after leaving a popular Main Street, Georgetown, nightspot.
After he exited the taxi, he was pounced on by two men who demanded that he hand over his valuables. The perpetrators made their escape with a quantity of cash and the tourist’s credit card.
During the encounter, Horrocks received injuries about his body and was treated by a doctor onboard the MS Serenissima. A report was filed with the police.