Bandits shoot man, rob others of cash, jewellery in Linden

Police in E Division (Linden-Kwakwani) are investigating a shooting and armed robbery committed on several persons at One Mile, Wismar, Linden, on Thursday evening. The incident has left one resident hospitalised.
Information received stated that during the incident, three bandits, one armed with a gun and the others with knives, at around 20:00h, allegedly robbed overseas-based Guyanese Omeanna Davis, 23, of Lot 745 Back Street, One Mile, of an iPhone 8 Plus, valued $220,000, two gold chains valued $550,000 and $70,000 in cash.
Another resident, Jermain Adams, 31, a gold miner of Lot 84 One Mile Extension, Wismar, was robbed of 45,000 in cash.
Additionally, Fidel Smith, 33, a construction worker of Lot M 12 One Mile, Wismar, Linden, was robbed of $2900 in cash during the incident.
Enquiries disclosed that the three victims were in the lower flat of Davis’ home when the bandits entered through the opened front door of the home. They reportedly ordered the victims to lie on the ground to which they complied.
The bandits demanded money and jewellery and relieved the victims of the aforementioned items.
They then locked the victims in a bathroom before making their way to the opposite house, occupied by Senora Beaton.
They were, however, met with resistance as the woman’s fiancée reportedly kicked the gunman into one of his accomplices causing them to run out of the house.
An alarm was raised and at that time, Marvis Edwards, 33, a miner of One Mile, who was standing on the street along with other persons, responded.
Edwards reportedly went in pursuit of the bandits but the gunman reportedly discharged three shots in his direction thus injuring him in the process. He received injuries above his right ankle and on his right leg.
The bandits made good their escape in an awaiting motorcar. Marvis was rushed to the Linden Hospital Complex where he was treated and admitted a patient.
Meanwhile, police acting on information went to an abandoned house in Amelia’s Ward where they recovered the stolen iPhone 8 Plus phone. The suspected getaway car bearing registration number PNN 1180 was also found at the home of a Canvas City, Wismar, Linden, resident.
Two persons have since been arrested and are assisting with the investigation.