Suspected bandit shot by Licensed Firearm Holder following attempted robbery

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This is where the suspected bandit was shot on Light and Fifth Street, Alberttown. [iNews' Photo]
This is where the suspected bandit was shot on Light and Fifth Street, Alberttown. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Twenty – Six year old alleged bandit, Dexter Lindo of Shell Road, Kitty is nursing a gunshot wound in his abdomen after he was shot by a licensed firearm holder yesterday, Saturday, August 23.

According to a police report, two armed men with handguns entered the Wayne Beverage Paradise stall at Merriman’s Mall, Bourda, Georgetown at approximately 13:15h; upon seeing the men, the female owner ran and raised an alarm and a licensed firearm holder responded.

The gunmen entered a waiting motor vehicle driven by an accomplice and were tracked by the licensed firearm holder in his vehicle and who subsequently saw the getaway car at Light and Fifth Street, Alberttown.

The police noted that the licensed firearm holder confronted a man who had exited the car and entered a shop in the area, during which the man pulled out a firearm when he was shot to his abdomen by the licensed firearm holder.

The man however managed to escape on foot, but the unlicensed .32 Beretta Pistol with 4 rounds that he had in his possession was recovered and handed over to the police.

The injured bandit was later found at a private hospital where he is under guard. The vehicle used by the perpetrators has been detained by the police as the investigations continue.

 

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