Another alleged robber shot
ROYSTON JONES JR.
Guardian Staff Reporter
Published: Dec 28, 2012
A 37-year-old man was in hospital after a store owner shot him while he was allegedly robbing the businessman in front of his restaurant on Wulff and Marathon Roads on Wednesday night, police said.
Police said shortly after 8 p.m. an armed man approached the owner of Mils Chinese Restaurant as he attempted to get into his car shortly after closing the restaurant.
The suspect reportedly robbed the store owner of an undetermined amount of cash before demanding that he get out of his vehicle and hand over his car keys.
Police said the store owner managed to retrieve his firearm from the car and shot the suspect, as he attempted to flee the scene in the car.
The alleged robber was shot several times, police reported.
Superintendent Stephen Dean said the suspect then exited the car and fled the scene.
However, Dean said police found him in bushes a short distance from the restaurant.
Emergency medical services personnel treated him at the scene before transporting him to the hospital, where he was in critical condition.
Dean said police recovered the stolen cash and the automatic weapon from the suspect.
The restaurant was closed up to yesterday, police said.
This was the fourth incident this month of an alleged robber being shot.
In the last three incidents the alleged robbers were killed.
Last week, an off-duty officer shot and killed a man, who allegedly tried to rob him at gunpoint on Rupert Dean Lane.
In another incident, police said an employee of Palm Tree Supermarket on Palm Tree Avenue, off East Street, shot and killed a man who attempted to rob the establishment on December 12.
The week before, a man who allegedly committed several armed robberies over a three-day period was shot dead by a security guard after he allegedly robbed John Chea #8 Food Store on Carmichael Road.