A 59-year city businessman narrowly escaped an ambush staged by two armed bandits in the wee hours of yesterday morning at his Christiani Street, North Ruimveldt residence. The incident occurred moments after he had closed his business doors.
Businessman Clinton Anderson who was shot to his right knee during the attack is currently a patient at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).
Reports are that Anderson and his wife had just arrived home when the two gunmen pounced on them.
According to the businessman, he and his wife had closed their business place ‘Yellow Shop’ which the couple have been operating on Aubrey Barker Road, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown for the past fifteen years and arrived home around 01:00 hours.
Anderson recounts that as his wife got out of the vehicle to open the gate for him to drive into his yard, he noticed two masked men running towards them.
“This thing happened so fast. The place did dark and I deh in the car. When I look out I see them “dashing” coming and I reverse off the bridge.
He said that the moving vehicle did not deter the bandits since they started banging on it with guns, demanding he stop the car.
Anderson said that it was clear that he was the target since they ignored his wife and focused on him. He said he had the day’s earnings in the vehicle.
Anderson told Kaieteur News that one bandit managed to get one of the car doors open but he kept the car moving, prohibiting the bandit from entering. He said the bandit who tried holding onto the vehicle was thrown into a nearby drain.
The businessman recalled that, that was when the gunman opened fire on the moving vehicle and one of the bullets which went through the car door hit him on his right knee.
He said “after they ain’t get me they run back to the corner where they had a car waiting, jumped in and drove off.”
Anderson made a report at the Police Outpost in Ruimveldt. He was then taken to GPHC for treatment.
The entrepreneur revealed that this is the second time that he was targeted by bandits.
He said that eight years ago, five armed businessmen ran into his house and made off with millions in cash and articles.
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