An enforcement officer attached to the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) is a patient at a private medical institution after he was shot during a robbery early Saturday morning, and relieved of his service weapon.
According to reports, the 35-year-old victim returned home at about 04:30h, and was about to enter his Lot 403 Cactus Street, West Ruimveldt Georgetown residence when he was confronted by a lone gunman.
The suspect went on to relieve the victim of a pouch containing a service pistol along with seventeen live rounds. During the course of the robbery, the bandit shot the GRA officer to his lower abdomen before fleeing.
The injured man was subsequently rushed to the private medical institution, where he is still receiving treatment but is said to be in a stable condition.
Investigators have recovered a spent shell at the scene. Two males have since been arrested and are assisting with ongoing investigations.
This incident comes on the heels of a similar robbery last Sunday when another GRA employee was robbed of his firearm.
According to reports, the GRA employee was in company of some relatives standing on the Silver City Road in Linden, at sometime around 01:15h, when he was accosted by a male who relieved him of his service revolver and five rounds which he had in his waist in a holster.
The suspect then discharged several rounds in the direction of the victims, as he escaped. Luckily no one was injured. The GRA officer was detained to assist with the investigations.
However, the Police in Linden subsequently arrested the suspect, who was in possession of a firearm along with two spent shells and two live rounds of ammunition. He was arrested after shooting and injuring a 22-year-old security guard of Lower Kara Kara, Linden.