Gunman shoots money changer in fast food outlet
In the latest brazen acts by criminals, an unmasked gunman walked into a Popeye’s outlet in Water Street at last weekend and pumped a bullet into a money changer who was dining with his girlfriend.
Hours later, bandits on a motorcycle robbed the Atlantic Petroleum filling station at Eccles, East Bank Demerara. Shot and in a critical condition is money-chager Vishwahnauth Nouwbat, also known as ‘Vishal’, 36, of ‘C’ Field Sophia. He underwent emergency surgery at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation. Reports are that the father of one and his girlfriend were having a meal when the gunman, who reportedly had an accomplice waiting outside, approached Nouwbat and ordered him to hand over money. The man’s girlfriend said that he refused to comply, and the gunman shot her partner to the left side abdomen. The woman, who was not injured, said that bandit fled without taking anything.
Eyewitnesses alleged that the bandits had to have been watching Nouwbat, who has been plying his trade outside the restaurant for a number of years. Police investigators were on the scene trying to review CCTV footage. However, staffers were reportedly unable to locate sections of the footage linked to the botched robbery. Family members of Nouwbat told this publication that this is the second time he had been shot during a robbery.