Forty three year -old mother of three, Savitri Harricharran of Lot 6 Tucville, Georgetown, was shot twice during a brazen daylight robbery in the busy shopping district at the corner of Robb Street and Avenue of the Republic.
Harricharran was apparently trailed by a bandit after leaving a city bank.
According to eyewitness accounts, Harricharran was apparently shopping along Avenue of the Republic when a male assailant came up to her and suddenly whipped out a gun and demanded her bag.
Reports indicate that the woman refused to part with her belongings, and got into a struggle with the gunman, who then shot her and made off with her valuables, even as the woman screamed for assistance.
Witnesses said that Harricharran wandered the street shouting “Help! I get shoot in me belly, I get shoot in me belly,” but no one came to her assistance.
This newspaper understands that eventually a woman gave Harricharran some money and flagged down a taxi which took her to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).
Officials at the GPHC relayed that the victim suffered two gunshot wounds, one to the abdomen and one to the buttocks. Harricharran remains hospitalized after undergoing surgery.
The woman’s son when contacted by this newspaper yesterday afternoon informed that his mother is in a stable condition.
He told this newspaper that the woman was able to talk before she went into surgery.
The brazenness of the attack left many onlookers wondering about the safety of shoppers in the downtown Georgetown area, especially with the festive season fast approaching.
“The police say they have patrols in the busy areas but when these things happening, you don’t see any police around,” one shopper told this newspaper. Police investigators visited the scene and are reportedly checking footage from surveillance cameras in the surrounding area with the hope of identifying the perpetrator.
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