Jul 03, 2016 News
One man is in custody as investigation continues into the shooting of a security guard who was on duty, at the Berbice Educational Institute (BEI), Town Savannah New Amsterdam, allegedly by five bandits. The shooting reportedly stemmed from a botched robbery.
Shot and injured is 64-year-old Campton Charles, of Wapping Lane, New Amsterdam, a security guard attached to the Home Safe Security Service.
According to reports, Charles and two other guards were on duty at the school when the men attacked around 02:50 hrs. The other guards on duty were Neville Roberts, 55, of Charles Place and Genevieve Crandon, of Angoy’s Avenue.
The five bandits, one of whom was armed with a handgun, were dressed in black and had black toques over their heads and black cloths tied over their noses.
Three of the bandits first approached Crandon who was on the northern side of the building. He was tied up and assaulted by the bandits who demanded of him how many guards were on duty. They were then joined by two other bandits. The man was taken where the other guards were. The bandits subsequently accosted Crandon who was in the lower flat, on the southern side. They then went to the upper flat of the building where Charles was.
The bandits, after being told no money was available decided to open fire hitting Charles on his forearm.
Charles was picked up and rushed to the New Amsterdam Hospital where he is receiving treatment.
The bandits escaped by jumping over the northern fence. The police were informed and responded promptly. During investigations one man, who is a known character and part of a gang, was arrested and taken into custody.
Investigators are also looking for a car in which the men allegedly escaped.
Investigations are continuing.
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