Policeman, suspected bandit shot during scuffle in Leopold Street

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A scuffle between a Policeman and a suspected bandit led to both of them being shot on Tuesday at 

Leopold Street, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown. The incident occurred at around 10:35h. 

They Break News understands that a party of policemen responded to an alleged robbery under-arms committed on a 68-year-old man which occurred at 10:00hrs. 

It is alleged that the man was robbed of one artificial hand band and one gold chain, by two identifiable males, one of whom was armed with a handgun.

In the process of arresting the 20 and 24-year-old suspects for the alleged offence, a scuffle ensued between them and a Police rank.

One of the suspects held on to the policeman’s firearm trying to disarm him. 

The firearm dislodged and the policeman was shot in his left thigh. One of the suspects also received a gunshot wound to his left thigh.

Both injured persons were escorted to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation and are presently receiving medical attention, while the other suspect is in Police custody. 

Investigations are in progress.

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