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Cop among four robbed in Kamboat attack, one shot


The police yesterday said that four persons including a cop were robbed during the armed attack at the Kamboat Restaurant on Sheriff Street on Saturday night and one was shot in the abdomen.

Detectives in Regional Division 4 ‘A’ are still looking for the two suspects who committed the robbery at about 22:30 hrs on March 11, 2023, at Kamboat Chinese Restaurant. One of the two identifiab­le male suspects was armed with a handgun, and they used an XR motorcycle during the robbery.

The men robbed the following victims:

(1). A 21-year-old Ramp Attendant employed at the CJIA, and of Crown Street, Queenstown, was robbed of $11,000 in cash and one ZTE cellular phone.

(2). An 18-year-old Bill Clerk employed at Kamboat Restaurant on Sheriff Street and of ‘B’ Field Sophia, was robbed of her Samsung Galaxy A51 cellular phone valued at $75,000 and one gold chain (value unknown) belonging to her, and an undisclose­d amount of cash, property of Kamboat Restaurant.

(3) A Police Corporal who resides at Industry, East Coast Demerara, was robbed of one Samsung Galaxy A30 cellular phone valued at $40,000 and a number of documents.

(4) A 36-year-old taxi driver of Cummings Lodge, ECD, was robbed of his Samsung Galaxy S20 cellular phone valued at $120,000 and $25,000 cash.

Enquiries revealed that on the date and time mentioned the victims were at the restaurant purchasing food when the suspects went into the restaurant posing as customers.

One of the suspects then pulled a handgun from the waist of his pants and demanded that the victims hand over their valuables. One of the victims refused to comply, and the armed suspect discharged a round towards him, causing him to sustain an injury to the left side of his abdomen. The suspects then took away the cash inside the cash register and then relieved the other victims of the items mentioned above.

The suspects then mounted a motorcycle parked on William Street, Campbellvi­lle, and escaped east along William Street. The injured victim was escorted to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporatio­n by EMT from Alberttown Fire Service, where he is presently receiving treatment. His condition is listed as stable. Investigat­ions are ongoing.

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