Vendor robbed, shot while selling ice cream in Sophia

A 33-year-old ice-cream vendor of Canal No. 2, West Bank Demerara (WBD) was on Sunday robbed and shot while selling in ‘D’ Field Sophia, Georgetown.

Police Headquarters reported that the victim was driving a red ice cream truck (#GSS 7271) with his boss, Surujpaul Dhanpaul, 53, of Anna Catherina, West Coast Demerara, in Sophia.

While selling ice cream to a customer in the area, the men were confronted by two perpetrators who rode an XR motorcycle.

The driver was reportedly relieved of $10,000 in cash and a Samsung Galaxy cell phone valued at $25,000. The men were then told to exit the truck and lie on the road.

When the victim complied, an armed perpetrator shot him, hitting him in his left upper thigh.

Both perpetrators then returned to the motorcycle and fled the scene. The armed perpetrator reportedly discharged another round in the air.

The victim was then taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital for medical attention. His condition is stable.

Meanwhile, Police said a 9mm spent shell was found at the scene. And though several persons were questioned, no useful information has been gathered.

Investigations are in progress.