Suspects released, investigation still ongoing

Mechanic shop shooting

As investigations continue into the robbery of a South Ruimveldt, Georgetown mechanic shop, the two suspects who were detained by Police have been released on station bail.

Commander of A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) Clifton Hicken, confirmed that the investigation into the robbery is still active, with the second suspect being released after being held for 72 hours. The first suspect was also released on station bail. However, the impounded car remains in Police custody.

At about 14:30h on June 19, three armed men rushed into the mechanic shop, situated on the corner of Wren and Aubrey Barker Road.

The incident resulted in 15-year-old Jahmaul Lewis being shot to the face.

Lewis was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he received medical treatment. Reports are that the North Ruimveldt Multilateral Secondary School student is recovering well.

The entire robbery was caught on CCTV footage from nearby buildings, which was subsequently turned over to the Police who have since used it to make breakthroughs in the case.

The bandits only managed to escape with a small quantity of cash and a few cellphones. It was revealed from the footage that the bandits used a white Toyota car to circle the block three times before pouncing on the occupants of the mechanic shop.

Investigations are still ongoing.