Porter shot during foiled robbery on delivery truck
A porter was on Saturday afternoon shot after two armed men attempted to rob a delivery truck at Chesney village, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).
The injured man, Lochan Matadeen of Number 63 Village, was shot to the abdomen and is now hospitalised while a bullet grazed the jaw of Ravuinrda Hardial, 32, a salesman of Sunshine Supermarket.
Based on information received, two men – one armed with a handgun – rode up on a motorcycle and attempted to rob the driver of the truck.
Hardial, who was making sure that the goods were placed into the lorry, told detectives that he saw the two men on a motorbike approaching but did not suspect anything.
Both men, he noted, had their faces concealed – one with a full-face helmet and the other was wearing a mask.
However, as the motorcycle came to a halt, one of the men attacked Matadeen and took him to the back of the vehicle where he shot him while demanding cash.
During that time, the other bandit, who was armed with a knife, confronted Hardial but in retaliation, he picked up a piece of wood and a scuffle ensued between them.
Upon seeing this, the gunman discharged two rounds at Hardial but one of the bullets grazed him on the jaw. As persons rushed to the assistance of the two men, the bandits jumped on their motorcycle and made good their escape.
Meanwhile, the injured porter was picked up and taken to the Port Mourant Hospital where he was admitted. The matter was reported and the police have launched an investigation.