‘Toy gun’ bandits escape after victim opens fire

first_imgThree men, who were armed with a suspected ‘toy gun’ attempted to rob a mechanic in the wee hours of Sunday morning but got the scare of their lives after the victim whipped out his licensed firearm and discharged three rounds in their direction.Based on reports received, at about 02:00h, the 50-year-old mechanic of Belle Vue, West Bank Demerara, dropped his wife off at Vlissingen Road and remained parked on the road in his Suzuki Escudo with the windows up as she entered the yard. Whilst there, he noticed the suspects at the western side of his motor vehicle on pedal cycles.One of them had a black gun pointing in his direction and without hesitation; he reached for his licensed firearm and discharged three rounds in their direction. As a result, his driver’s side window shattered.However, the man who was carrying the suspected toy gun, dropped the bicycle he was riding and the toy gun, as he joined one of his accomplices in making good their escape. The suspects’ toy gun and bicycle were confiscated by the Police as evidence.Investigations are continuing.last_img read more