A Leonora, West Coast Demerara (WCD) man had to be treated at the Leonora Cottage Hospital after he was beaten by gunmen who robbed him of his motorcycle and other valuables.
Twenty-five-year-old Jevaughn Williams of Leonora was attacked by the bandits on the Leonora Public Road and robbed just after 22:00h on Friday night last.
Reports are Williams rode his motorcycle to the neighbouring village to purchase food but was attacked when he stopped on the road on his way back home.
Guyana Times understands that the victim stopped to place the box of food in his haversack when he was pounced upon by the gunmen who exited a silver-grey motorcar.
Williams told this publication that as soon as he stopped, the vehicle pulled up alongside him and three men exited.
“I feel one lash to the back of my head…I fall and by time I look up, two of them start to kick me up and the other one collect my motorcycle, one of them collect the bike key because it did fall next to me and he ride off with my bike” Williams disclosed.
According to the man, the beating stopped when another vehicle which was passing slowed down.
“When the other two see the light, one pick up my bag and they jumped back in the car which was waiting and drove off,” this newspaper was told.
Williams was taken to the hospital where he was treated and sent away. The matter has since been reported to the police.
Williams is the third victim of a similar crime which occurred just over a week ago. Eighteen-year-old Kurt Amsterdam of Boerasirie, East Bank Essequibo (EBE), was attacked and robbed by men who also exited a motorcar.
In that report, the teenager had stopped his motorcycle in front of a car wash in the village to enter a shop at the same establishment.
As he was in the process of parking the vehicle, a white motorcar pulled up alongside him and two men exited. One of them was brandishing a handgun. As the teenager raised an alarm, the man carrying the weapon pointed same to his head and ordered him to “shut up”.
At this time, persons from the business establishment who heard the screams made inquiries but no one went to the teen’s assistance.
The teen, when contacted, told this publication that he was told to hand over the keys to the motorcycle and out of fear, he complied.
He stood helplessly as the other man mounted the motorcycle and rode off the scene. The man carrying the gun then entered the car and followed his accomplice.
And before that incident, in late July, Keoma McAlmont, 21, said that he was riding from Tuschen, EBE, when it started to rain and as such, he stopped to take shelter at De Kinderen, West Coast Demerara (WCD).
He recalled taking a telephone call and while having a conversation, he saw a white motorcar pass by. Soon after, he noticed the car, which was heading in the direction of Vreed-en-Hoop, reversing and stop in front of the bus shed in which he was standing.
McAlmont related that two men exited the car and approached him. He said that one of the men pulled out a firearm from the waist of his pants and pointed it to his head.
He then demanded that he hand over the keys to the motorcycle. McAlmont complied and the perpetrators quickly escaped with his motorcycle.