Wash bay operator shot in armed robbery, suspect in custody- Police


Wash bay operator Leroy Robinson, 38, of Broad and Lombard Streets, Charlestown was on Sunday night shot after he was robbed by two identifiable males, one armed with a handgun who demanded valuables.

According to information from the Police, Robinson was resting inside of his wash bay, in the company of his reputed wife, when around 21:30h the unarmed suspect relieved the victim of his Blu cellular phone and a small sum of cash while his armed accomplice stood guard.

It was outlined that although no resistance was made, the armed suspect shot the victim once in his left knee before escaping.

The police were alerted and prompt action by a rank on motorcycle patrol resulted in the apprehension of the armed suspect, a short distance from the scene.

According to the police,  a .38 Revolver with a spent shell was found in his possession. Efforts are being made to have the other suspect quickly apprehended.

The victim who is receiving medical attention at a facility, is said to be in a stable condition.

Investigations are ongoing.



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