Dec 02, 2012 News
A 44-year-old Brazilian businesswoman is currently nursing a gunshot wound to her hip which she sustained during a daring daylight robbery. The victim has been identified as Marcia Martins.
The incident occurred at around noon yesterday, as the woman was about to enter her car, PPP 3481, at the corner of Cummings Street and South Road, where her business is located.
Martins, who operates a restaurant at the Sunflower building, had just left her business place and was heading home, when she was confronted by a male individual armed with a gun.
The woman told this publication that as she opened her car door, a man walked up to her and held onto her handbag.
“He pull the bag but I hold onto my bag… and then he pull out a gun and he just shoot me and I start screaming for help and the man run away.”
According to Martins, a taxi driver then ran to her assistance and drove her to the Georgetown Public Hospital where she was immediately treated and subsequently admitted. She was later moved to a private hospital.
The businesswoman disclosed that she had $500,000 in cash in her bag, as well as a quantity of gold jewellery and important documents, including her passport.
Sources at the hospital said that her condition is listed as stable, but up to press time the bullet was still lodged in her hip.
Meanwhile, persons who claimed to have witnessed the incident said that after the man shot Martins, he ran east along South Road and joined an accomplice on a waiting motorcycle.
This publication was told that as the man was running to the motorcycle, persons started to give chase but retreated as the man fired a warning shot into the air. The matter has been reported to the police who visited the woman at the hospital where she provided them with a detailed statement and a description of person who robbed her.
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