A 15-year-old boy was hospitalised after he was shot in the face by armed bandits on Sunday afternoon at a mechanic shop in South Ruimveldt Gardens, Greater Georgetown.
According to the Police, the robbery occurred about 14:00h.
The teenager identified as Jamal Lewis, of Wren Avenue, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, is an employee of the mechanic shop. He was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was admitted in “serious” condition.
According to Police spokesman Superintendent Jairam Ramlakhan, Lewis had scuffled with one of the bandits during the robbery and one round from the bandit’s firearm hit him in the face.
“The employees were robbed of cellular phones and a small amount of cash. The suspects escaped in a silver Spacio, registration number unknown,” the Police spokesman added.
The property, which also houses a base of the Green Ice Taxi Service, has surveillance cameras which captured the entire robbery.
The video footage, which was handed over to the Police, revealed the car circled the area twice before its occupants pulled off the daring robbery.
Reports reaching this publication informed that the men upon exiting the vehicle ran into the mechanic shop and held its occupants at gunpoint, relieving them of their valuables.
According to persons at the mechanic shop, one of the men gun-butted Jamal, causing the weapon to discharge a round, which hit the teenager.
The men did not manage to cart off any cash from the business itself.
Police are continuing their hunt for the suspects.