A businessman on the island of the Wakenaam in the Essequibo river is nursing a gunshot wound to his shoulder and other injuries after he was attacked a shot by a group of armed men during a robbery at his home.
According to a Police report, at around 8 o’ clock on Saturday night, businessman 40-year-old businessman, Rohan Dhanayshure was shot and injured to his right shoulder during an armed robbery at his home.
The police said investigations have revealed that six men armed with firearms had broken into the home and held up Rohan Dhanayshure’s daughter and son-in-law and took away an undisclosed quantity of jewellery and cash.
It is reported that the businessman returned home during the robbery and was confronted by the men and shot. The armed men escaped in a speed boat that was docked on the island.
Investigators believe that the men may be from a nearby area since they would have to know the Essequibo river well at night and would have to also know people who live on the island.
An investigation is underway.