Grenade lobbed at N/A business
Police were up to late last evening were trying to determine why a fragmentation grenade was lobbed at a business premises at Main and Kent Streets in New Amsterdam.
The building, which is owned by Turhan Harris, houses a fast food establishment named Chester’s. Harris also operates a boutique and Money Gram outlet as well as an internet cafe at the same location.
According to reports, which were still sketchy up to press time. Police rushed to the popular business place at around 10:00 hrs after receiving an anonymous call that a bomb was planted on the location. A search was conducted and the ranks involved came up empty-handed. However Harris subsequently received a call that a bomb was planted at his house. He then called the police.
The lawmen returned to the location and conducted another search during which the grenade was found on the verandah. The area was immediately cordoned off and the police bomb squad was summoned from Georgetown. They arrived and defused the device.
Harris who is an active cyclist has been targeted over the years. His parents’ premises was targeted some time ago with gunshots being fired, while a car was set afire in the same yard. An employee of his, transporting money from his premises to the bank, was robbed of a substantial sum of money a few months ago while a close associate was attacked, beaten and received threats a few months ago.