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Trio shot, robbed after leaving Diamond EBD bar – Guyana Times

– perpetrator relieves miner of firearm, ammo

Three persons including a miner were in the wee hours of Sunday shot and robbed by a lone gunman at Diamond, East Bank Demerara (EBD).
The injured miner was identified as Aubrey Benjamin, 45, a miner of Diamond New Scheme, EBD, while the names of the two other injured men were not released.
Based on preliminary investigations, the incident occurred around 02:45h at Tya’s Bar-b-Que and Cheese Please at 10th Avenue, Diamond Housing Scheme, EBD.
Benjamin was relieved of a 38-pennyweight gold chain valued at $300,000 along with his licensed black Taurus 9mm pistol with several rounds of matching ammunition.

Reports are that Benjamin and his two friends: a 34-year-old architect, and a 33-year-old contractor were at the business place consuming alcoholic beverages and after spending some time, they exited the bar.
However, as they were about to leave the premises, they were confronted by a lone gunman, who proceeded to snatch Benjamin’s chain and reportedly said “I taking this,” in the process.
The perpetrator also drew a gun from his waist and discharged several rounds in the miner’s direction, hitting him on his left shoulder.
Benjamin’s two friends also received gunshot wounds. One of the friends was shot on his left upper thigh, and the other on his lower right leg.

Police stated that Benjamin attempted to escape and whilst doing so, he tried to draw his firearm to defend himself but fell onto the ground due to his injury. The suspect then walked up to him and relieved him of the weapon after which he made good his escape.
Shortly after, Benjamin entered his car and drove to the Golden Grove Police Station, where he made a report. His two friends along with him were taken to the Diamond Hospital where they were treated. Their conditions are all listed as stable.
Several persons were contacted and interviewed by the Police. The area was also canvassed for CCTV cameras. Checks were made for the perpetrator, but he was not located.
Investigations are ongoing.

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