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6 robbed by gunmen in separate attacks


A lone gunman is now being pursued by the Police after he reportedly attacked an accountant and taxi driver, robbing them of their valuables on Tuesday.
The accountant, Lauren Thomas, 29, of Providence, East Bank Demerara (EBD) left the Regent Street bank where she worked in a taxi which was being driven by the second victim, 43-year-old Mark Hogobin of Kitty, Georgetown.
According to reports, Hogobin arrived at Providence, at around 20:20h when suddenly he was stopped by a male on a motorcycle who stopped in front of his taxi.
After Hogobin was forced to stop the vehicle, the perpetrator came off his motorcycle and walked to the driver’s side of the car, drew a gun and struck thedriver to his head.
He then relieved both Hogobin and Thomas of their valuables amounting to over $90,000. The perpetrator then made good his escape in a northern direction. The matter was reported and the Police are investigating.
In the meanwhile, 21-year-old Dominique Garraway was attacked at around 20:00h on Tuesday and robbed of over $50,000 worth of valuables including a gold band.
The incident occurred at Crown and New Garden Streets, Georgetown, as Garraway and friends were leaving Churches Chicken.
They were stopped by two men, one of whom was armed and Garraway was robbed while his friends ran away.
Also, Boodram Hemraj, 61, and Ramdin (only name given) both of Independence Street, West Bank Demerara (WBD) were robbed of one weeding machine by gunmen.
The incident occurred at around 05:30h at Church Street in the vicinity of the Lodge building.
Enquiries revealed the victims had stopped at Church Street to begin working when the gunmen rode up on a motorcycle and showed the men a gun before escaping with the weeding machine.
That matter was reported and the Police are investigating.
And finally, Shafeek Azeez, a 51-year-old supervisor at Pretty Paul Singh Investment and of CC Eccles, EBD was robbed of his bird and birdcage along with cash by two men; one of whom attempted to spray him with pepper spray.
The incident occurred at Providence, EBD at round 06:45h on Wednesday.
That matter was reported and is also being investigated. (Kizzy Coleman