Two bandits on a CG motorcycle yesterday grabbed approximately $1.5M from a waiting taxi, shooting the driver in the
process on Enmore Public Road, East Coast Demerara (ECD).
The injured driver was identified as 25-year-old Imran Khan. He was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where he remains a patient.
According to a police press release, Imran Khan of De Hoop, Mahaica, was shot about 11:30hrs yesterday at Enmore, ECD. Khan was hired by a man who had travelled to a city bank to transact business, and who had stopped at a business place at Enmore, leaving a bag in the vehicle.
While Imran Khan was waiting in the vehicle, two men rode up on a motor cycle and one of them shot him to his left shoulder and took away the bag with $1.5M and they escaped, the police said.
According to the rice farmer who hired the taxi, he visited Scotia Bank on Carmichael Street yesterday and collected- some cash. He then made his way to a business location on Enmore Public Road where he exited the car and was having a discussion with someone when he heard a gunshot.
“When ah finish drawing my money from the bank, I was heading home. I stopped at Ghamandi workshop. I then went into the place and left the bag with the money in the car. While talking with somebody in the business I hear a shot. The worker run and tell we that call the police somebody get shoot outside, so I ran outside and I see it was the taxi driver.”
“I see him gripping his chest and shoulders and we rush him to the hospital,” the rice farmer said.
The rice farmer told Kaieteur News that this is the first time he has been robbed. He said that it is likely that he was followed from the bank.
Relatives disclosed that at the Enmore Police Station they got the feeling that the police were reluctant to dispatch the information.
“The police could have set up roadblocks and pass on the information so other police could have assisted, but it look like they didn’t really care to do much.” One relative stated.
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