Approximately 7:30 last night police on mobile patrol in Valencia responded to a distress call; where two Guyanese lolly vendors were reportedly robbed eight hundred dollars cash, by two armed gunmen….
Arriving just in the nick of time police said they observed a young man running away from the scene…
Upon seeing them the young man reportedly opened fire on the officers….they returned fire, hitting him in the abdomen and legs.
The young bandit was rushed to the Sangre Grande Hospital where he underwent emergency surgery and is now under police guard.
Officers also reportedly found a fully loaded 380 pistol on the bandit.
Corporal Bernard Julian is continuing investigations….