Jun 21, 2015 News
Gordon Nestor, 53, is now nursing a gunshot wound to his left leg, after armed bandits stormed an Internet Café and Western Union Outlet at Duncan Street, Georgetown, yesterday and carted off an undisclosed amount of cash.
At the time of the robbery, which was around 10:20 hrs, there were no customers in the outlet. The building also houses a barber shop, an internet café and liquor bar.
Nestor, who is the proprietor of the Western Union Outlet was treated at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) and is now at home recovering.
The businessman told this publication that he saw two men entering his business place. He said that one of them stood at the entrance as the look-out, while his accomplice, who was armed with a gun, approached the cashier, pointed a gun at him and demanded that he hand over the cash.
Nestor said that he thought the man standing at the entrance was going over to the other business place in the compound to buy credit.
After the cashier refused to comply with the bandit’s demands, the gunman became angry. He stormed through a small passage way and broke a glass door to gain entry to the cashiers’ booth.
Once in the booth, the gunman held up the cashier, ransacked several shelves of documents and removed cash.
At the time of the confrontation, Nestor said, he was at the upper flat of the building. Upon hearing the noise the businessman said that he quickly ran downstairs to the aid of his employee.
“This is my worker, I have to defend him”, Nestor noted.
He continued, “The gunman point the gun to my head and told me to sit down.”
The still traumatized man recalled that the men kept asking him, “Wheh de rest ah money deh?” He said he quietly informed them that there was no more cash.
Nelson explained that he was standing in front of his worker and the gunman was standing about four feet from him. It was then he said, that the accomplice ordered the gunman to shoot him.
After the ordeal that lasted about ten minutes, the unmasked bandits escaped in a waiting motorcar that was parked not too far from the premises.
When Kaieteur News visited the scene there were several spots of blood and shattered glass throughout the premises. Inside the cashier booth was a pool of blood which indicated that the businessman bled profusely.
Several GPL bills, receipts and other documents were also seen scattered about on the floor.
A spent shell was recovered from the crime scene and according to the victim’s brother, the police had already dusted for prints.
A police release had stated that around 10:20hrs, yesterday, two men, one of whom was armed with a handgun, entered an Internet Café and Western Union Outlet at Duncan Street, Georgetown, and held up the proprietor Gordon Nestor, 52 years, and staff member Fernandes Ally, 18, of East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, took away over $400,000 and escaped in a waiting motor car.
The police are still continuing their investigations.
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