Bandit shot dead during attempted robbery on restaurant

first_imgOne bandit was on Friday shot dead while another was injured after they attempted to rob the Zhon Chang Chinese Restaurant at Tuschen Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo (EBE).The identities of the two bandits were not immediately available but Guyana Times understands that after being shot, they were taken to the Leonora Hospital where one of them was pronounced dead on arrival.Based on information received, the two bandits, who were armed with handguns, stormed the Chinese restaurant but the owner of the building, who resides in the upper flat, realised what was happening and opened fire on the two masked gunmen.Guyana Times understands that the Chinese nationals have been renting the lower flat of the building for quite some time. When contacted, Divisional Commander Simon Mc Bean confirmed that two men were shot during the commissioning of a robbery and were taken to the hospital and could not provide further information at the time.Investigations are ongoing.last_img read more