Pensioner shot, robbed after leaving bank

first_imgA 70-year-old woman is now nursing a gunshot wound on her arm after she was shot during a robbery by motorbike bandits.The robbery occurred at about 13:15h on Laluni Street, Queenstown, Georgetown.According to reports, earlier in the day the victim and her husband went to a city bank where she withdrew a sum of cash. The couple then went on to make several stops in the city with their motorcar, which was driven by the elderly male.After some time, they proceeded to a location in Queenstown to purchase water and while there, the husband went into the facility and the victim remained in the vehicle. During this time, two men on a motorcycle rode up alongside the vehicle.Guyana Times understands that the pillion rider dismounted and grabbed the woman’s handbag, however she held onto it, resulting in the perpetrator whipping out a handgun and discharging a round at her. The shot hit the pensioner in her right arm.After gaining possession of the woman’s handbag, which contained her cellphone and a quantity of cash among other values, the two men escaped on the motorcycle.Meanwhile, the injured woman was rushed to a Georgetown medical facility, where she is currently admitted in a stable condition. Police have since launched an investigation.last_img

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