An attempted robbery by two bandits did not turn out as planned late last night when one of the bandits shot the other during an attempt to rob a security guard.
The incident occurred just around 11:30pm on Thursday as a 39-year-old security guard of Bachelors Adventure, was walking on the village’s Public Road.
The security guard was suddenly accosted by the two bandits who appeared on motorcycle CE 7015. The pillion rider whipped out a handgun and was proceeding to rob the security guard and a struggle ensued between the security guard and the armed bandit.
It was during the scuffle that the bandit discharged a round which struck his accomplice in the right thigh.
The security guard managed to disarm the bandit who ran from the scene into a nearby cemetery, leaving his injured partner in crime behind.
The injured accomplice attempted to flee the scene, but was subdued and later handed over to ranks of the Guyana Police Force, along with the firearm and the motorcycle.
According to the Police, the injured bandit was taken to the Georgetown Hospital where he was treated and admitted in a stable condition, under police guard.
Investigations are in progress.