A 21-year-old gardener was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) on Saturday last, after being assaulted and robbed by armed bandits in McDoom.
Carton Pedro, a resident of 69 Houston Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara, departed his apartment around 22:00 hours on Saturday to purchase dinner at a nearby Chinese restaurant in McDoom.
But according to reports, he was attacked and gun-butted by the bandits who relieved him of the food he had purchased; his cellular phone and $15,000, while he was heading back home.
After the attack, the gardener reportedly staggered home and sought assistance from his landlady, Mena Kyeso.
He collapsed and was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he remained unconscious up to last evening.
The landlady told this newspaper that she heard Pedro pounding on her apartment door, calling for “help” as he related to her that he had just been robbed.
After immediately rushing to his attention, the landlady noticed that the young man was severely wounded behind his head and suffered several bruises to his body.
She said that she raised an alarm, and was assisted by other residents in her apartment building to carry Pedro to the hospital.
Accompanying the young man to GPHC in a taxi, Kyeso said that he related details of the robbery to her before he fell unconscious at East La Penitence during the journey.
She said that Pedro told her that he was held at gunpoint by the bandits while on his way home from the restaurant in McDoom, but he decided to “fight back” in order to protect his possessions.
Kyeso explained that after Pedro retaliated, the bandits gun-butted him to his head several times, and gave him a thrashing, before making off with his belongings.
Kyeso relayed that she reported the robbery at the Ruimveldt Police Station.
She noted that after visiting hours had closed at 17:00 hours at GPHC yesterday, the young man was still unconscious.
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