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 read more

Exclusive – Moyes backs Welbeck and says he would not have sold him to Arsenal

first_imgDavid Moyes has backed Danny Welbeck to continue the excellent start he has made to his Arsenal career – and claims he would not have let him leave Manchester United.The striker completed a £16million switch to north London on transfer deadline day, and has scored five goals in 12 games for the Gunners.At the time of the deal, Louis van Gaal insisted the striker was not up to the standards of Radamel Falcao, Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney and, ahead of Saturday’s clash with Arsene Wenger’s side at the Emirates, he was in no mood to change that opinion.“He takes all the benefit from playing every week,” said the Dutchman. “That was a question mark with Manchester United. It’s good to see he’s doing what I thought. He could have also played for Manchester United, but we decided he could go and he has taken the benefit of it.“He does very well at Arsenal. I cannot judge him so good, but now I shall see him and I shall judge him. But I don’t think it is so important how I judge him because he is now playing for Arsenal.”But Moyes, who was replaced by Van Gaal in the summer following a troubled season at the Old Trafford helm, insists he’s not at all shocked by how well Welbeck has done since leaving the north-west.“I’m not surprised one bit,” the new Real Sociedad manager told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast. “He was an excellent player for me last year. If you look, we played him in nearly all the big games and I thought an awful lot of him.“The hardest thing Danny had to deal with is he had Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney in front of him. So, from that point of view, he had to dislodge those players to get into the side and it was always going to be hard for him to do that.“It’s been a really good move for Danny. He’s a really good lad and player, maybe it will help him. He’s gone away, he’s scoring for England as well and I think he’s getting more respect for what he’s doing.”As for Van Gaal opting to allow the 23-year-old to leave, Moyes added: “You make your own decisions. Every manager is entitled to their own opinion, but it wouldn’t necessarily be mine.”You can listen to live exclusive national radio commentary of Arsenal v Manchester United from 5:30pm only on talkSPORTlast_img read more