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A pump attendant was shot in his back while trying to resist two bandits who robbed him of a bag containing the night’s sales at a New Amsterdam gas station on Tuesday.
Police in a release said that they are investigating robbery committed on Shazam Melville, age 30, a Pump Attendant of Experiment Bath Settlement, West Coast, Berbice. He was robbed of an undisclosed sum of cash, property of Feroze Alli of Main and Pope Streets, New Amsterdam, by two unidentified males one of who was armed with a hand gun.
The robbery occurred about 10:05 hours, at M.Alli Gas Station, located at Main and King Streets, New Amsterdam Berbice.
Enquiries disclosed that on the date and time mentioned above, the victim was at the gas station preparing to leave the location to take the night’s sales to his employer. However while he was standing outside waiting for his employer’s car to pick him up, the two suspects rode into the filling station. The pillion rider immediately dismounted from the motorcycle, approached the victim and held on to the bag he had in his possession. The victim refused to release the said bag and as a consequence the suspect shot him to his right upper back; at that point the victim let go of the bag. The suspect then rejoined his accomplice on the motorcycle and they made good their escape in an easterly direction with the said bag containing the undisclosed sum of cash.
Investigations are continuing.