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Swift work by Police in Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) resulted in the arrest of two men who allegedly robbed a Chinese businessman during a violent attack.
Reports are the businessman was hit to his face with a hammer during a robbery at Corriverton, on Thursday afternoon.
According to reports, the two bandits drove up in a heavily tinted Toyota Primo motorcar and entered the window-making factory. Guyana Times was told that the men walked up to the businessman and hit him with the hammer. According to reports, the men were seen rushing out of the building, hurriedly entering the waiting car before it sped away. It is not clear what the men escaped with, but the businessman was rushed to the Skeldon Hospital where he was admitted a patient.
Police were initially not able to get any information from the Chinese businessman because of the language barrier and the severity of his injuries.
Meanwhile, based on the description and number plate given to Police by persons in the area, Police intercepted a car at a road block on the Corentyne.
According to Police, only the driver was in the vehicle and his address was given as Lodge, Georgetown. The Police noted that the driver could not give a reasonable explanation as to why he was in Berbice. He was taken into custody.
Meanwhile, at Number 50 Village, Police arrested another man who could not give a reasonable explanation for being in Berbice. He is from Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown.
Both men are being questioned as Police continue their probe.