Gunmen rob Stabroek Market vendor

first_img…one shot during arrestTwo men gun-butted and robbed a female vendor outside the Stabroek Market at about 05:50h on Saturday; but swift action by an off-duty Policeman who was in a Route 42 minibus resulted in one of the perpetrators eventually being apprehended, and even sustaining gunshot injury after a scuffle with one member of a party of Policemen who effected his arrest.The off-duty Policeman reportedly heard screams of “Thief!” while he was in the bus which was still at the Route 42 Park in the vicinity of the Stabroek Market, and he sprang into action.The cop saw one of the suspects, whom he described as a known character, entering a motorcar which was parked a short distance away; and when the known character was being whisked away from the scene, the Policeman followed the vehicle to its destination in Leopold Street, Georgetown, where the two characters reportedly exited the car and proceeded inside a house.The Policeman then went to the Brickdam Police Station and filed a report. He was later accompanied by other ranks to the Leopold Street house, but only the known character was there. In the process of being arrested, that suspect grabbed a Policeman’s firearm, and in his efforts to disarm the cop, a round was discharged and he was struck to his upper right thigh.The suspect was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was treated and admitted. He is presently under Police guard at the medical facility.last_img read more