One Dead and Three Injured In Armed Robbery at Plaisance Drug Store
The police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at about 09:45pm last night Thursday August 05, 2010, at Plaisance Line Top, ECD, during which one of the perpetrators, Anthony Taylor called ‘Bow Wow’ of Albouystown, was shot and killed.
Noel Phillips, 48 years, an overseas-based Guyanese residing at Howes Street, Charlestown; Troy Collymore called ‘Nellie’, 35 years of Plaisance Squatting Area, ECD; and Clyde Harris, 23 years of Plaisance, were also shot and injured.
Investigations so far have revealed that Noel Phillips, Troy Collymore and Chandrika Datt called ‘Shiv’, 27 years of Industry, ECD, were chatting in front of a drug store owned by Datt, when he left to close up the store after selling a customer. While in the process of closing up a man armed with a firearm entered and held him at gunpoint, while Anthony Taylor and another accomplice who were also armed accosted Phillips and Collymore outside.
The armed man took away a quantity of jewellery valued at $320,000.00 along with eight lap top computers from Chandrika Datt, while his accomplices took away jewellery valued at $600,000.00 and an undisclosed sum of cash from Noel Phillips.
During the robbery rounds were discharged which resulted in Anthony Taylor being shot and killed while Noel Phillips was shot to his right arm and chest, Troy Collymore was shot to his head, and Clyde Harris who was in the vicinity shot to his left side jaw.
The two other perpetrators escaped, while Noel Phillips has been admitted to a private hospital and Troy Collymore and Clyde Harris admitted to the GPHC.