Robbery victim Nyika Bellot says 3 masked robbers shooting him was senseless & he won’t be intimated
Robbery victim Nyika Bellot of Bath Estate describes his being shot by 3 masked robbers as senseless. He vows that he will not be intimated. Police reportedly received information at about 10:20 pm on Monday August 22nd, to the effect that three individuals wearing masks, two of whom were carrying firearms, entered the Sun Night Grocery Shop, situated at 197 Sisserou Lane in Bath Estate, and robbed Nyika Bellot, and shot him in both of his legs.
Bellot was transported to the Accident & Emergency Department of the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH), where he was examined by a medical doctor and is still a patient. Bellot says he had changed shifts just after 10 pm, and he was dealing with two customers when the masked individuals entered the premises and asked him to hand over the money. He says he asked them if they were serious and they replied “yes”. Bellot says he resisted, but the robbers fired a few shots to demonstrate that they were serious.
According to Bellot, his resistance could not match up to a 12-gauge gun pointing at his face. He said “you can only resist so much”. He added, that whatever they got was minimal, and as soon as they left, he came from behind the counter and saw them on the road. He wanted to get a better view of them, but one just turned around, pointed the gun at him, and shot him in the leg.
Bellot continued, “You are working hard for your survival, and to have people coming and stealing from you. I am not intimidated; guns cannot frighten me. Guns are bursting in my streets regularly. I am not frightened by them. I don’t know who they are because they were masked. You can’t guess; you have to get it right. I am angry since I am not in any gang. I have not done anyone anything. I just don’t get their point. What message they were trying to pass for shooting me after they left. They are senseless and a waste of time.”
He concluded by saying, by the grace of God I am getting along well, praise God none of my bones were broken, and all ligaments are in tack. But I will surely be seeking further medical attention out of Dominica. The doctors have done a great job so far,” he said. Police are continuing investigations into the matter, and Q95 will keep you updated as more information emerges.
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