Jan 26, 2015 News
With blood coursing from four bullet wounds, money changer Ryburn Fraser somehow managed to drive to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) just after midnight on Saturday, after two masked men shot him four times and robbed him $400,000.
The bandits also escaped with 46-year-old Fraser’s gold chain and ring.
Fraser, a father of four of Lot 46 Manatee Place, South Ruimveldt Park, Georgetown, was shot once to his lower abdomen, twice to his right side groin and once to his lower right leg.
A police release stated that at about 00:10 hrs yesterday, Fraser was about to enter his residence when two men attacked him. One of the intruders was armed with a handgun and he shot Fraser and escaped with his money and jewellery.
At the hospital yesterday, Fraser said that he had just left America Street, Georgetown, and was heading home when the bandits, who appeared to be in their early twenties, shot him.
“These men were waiting on me. When I reach home, I drive on the bridge and before I could have come out the car to open my gate, one of them come up to me by the car door and start shoot,” the money changer recalled.
“The man walked up to me and pointed the gun downward and start shooting without pausing. When he finally stopped, he asked me for the money,” the wounded man explained.
He said that when the bandits got their hands on his money, they took away his gold jewelry and cellular phone before fleeing.
Wounded and scared for his life, Fraser explained that he prayed and then drove himself to the GPHC where he was immediately rushed to the operating theatre and prepared for surgery.
It is unclear if doctors were able to remove all the bullets from Fraser’s body.
During the interview, Fraser, who was visually in pain, said that when he arrived at the hospital, persons were surprised that he managed to drive himself to the hospital despite his injuries.
“If you see blood… It was like a bloodbath. Everybody tell me I am strong, I am from Berbice you know… I am a country man,” the wounded Fraser said with a little smile.
Asked if he suspected anyone of tipping off the gunmen, the father of four said that, “I think a man from East La Penitence set this thing up. These people didn’t follow me, when I reach home they were already there, waiting on me.”
He said that yesterday was the first time he experienced such an attack.
“I was never robbed before but around Christmas time people made attempt to rob me,” Fraser told this newspaper.
While there have been no arrests, the money changer said that he is convinced that the police will soon catch his attackers.
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