The Guyana Police Force confirmed that the woman was in the bus when it stopped at Eccles, East Bank Demerara to allow a male passenger to exit. As the man passed Baldeo, he grabbed her handbag.
A struggle ensued during which the man pulled out a firearm and shot Baldeo to her left leg and escaped with the bag that contained a cell phone and $200,000.
The police responded and subsequently arrested the suspect in Agricola. He has been positively identified and is in police custody. Charges will be made shortly.
iNews had earlier reported that the woman’s daughter was also in the minibus when the robbery occurred.