Holidaying man shot and robbed One charged with attempted murder
Stabroek News
April 3, 2003

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A US-based Guyanese here on holiday received the rudest welcome from three fellow countrymen when he was hijacked by three armed men who instructed him to drive to the seawall where they robbed and shot him.

One of the men accused of robbing and shooting Victor-John Jackson, appeared before Chief Magistrate(ag) Juliet Holder-Allen charged with attempted murder and robbery under arms yesterday and was remanded to prison.

Leon Keith Roberts, who is said to be employed and living at the Kitty Seawall, is accused of robbing Jackson on March 29 of one gold band valued $57,000, one diamond ring, $95,000, one gold chain, $81,500, one wristwatch, $57,000, one cellular phone, $19,000, $93,000 and US$790.

On that same date he also attempted to murder the victim who was shot twice and is now in the Intensive Care Unit of the Georgetown Public Hospital in a critical condition.

It is alleged that on the day in question the virtual complainant was in motor car PHH 6582 when he was forced to stop at the junction of Thomas Street and Vlissengen Road because of the traffic light.

While waiting there, the accused along with two others all armed with guns held him up and ordered him to drive to the seawall.

On arrival they robbed him of the items and ordered him to jump over the seawall but instead he attempted to flee and was shot in the left elbow and rib.

Shortly after a police mobile patrol arrived on the scene and arrested the accused who had the victimís cellular phone, watch and car keys in his pocket. His two other accomplices had already fled. The victim was then taken to the hospital where he is still a patient. Roberts, who is 27 years old, will return to court on April 9.

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