Coconut vendor robbed by gun-toting bandits

first_imgForty-nine-year-old John McKenzie, a vendor who operates a coconut stand on a 24h basis at Bourda Market, Georgetown, was on Sunday relieved of two gold chains and a sum of cash when two men armed with handguns robbed him as he was sitting at his stand.Police preliminary investigations reveal that McKenzie was sitting at his stand at about 01:10h on Sunday when he was approached by the two armed men. One of the men reportedly pointed a handgun at McKenzie and relieved him of the items, while his accomplice, who also was armed with a handgun, stood guard.After committing the act, the men joined a small silver-grey motorcar which was parked several feet away and made good their escape.Following a Police probe, one of the bandits has been identified as 21-year-old Shane Allison, a miner of Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara, who eventually was on Sunday morning shot by an armed security officer after he reportedly drew a gun at the officer.On Sunday last, Allison and two other men had been seen acting in a suspicious manner, and when the security officer approached them, Allison pointed a gun in the security guard’s direction. In retaliation, the security officer discharged several rounds, hitting Allision once. His two alleged accomplices were also arrested. Investigations are ongoing.last_img read more

McDonald’s has global appeal

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! OAK BROOK, Ill. – McDonald’s Corp., the world’s No. 1 hamburger chain, said Monday that global same-store sales rose 8.2 percent in November. Same-store sales, or sales at restaurants open at least thirteen months, is a key indicator of retailer performance since it measures growth at existing restaurants rather than newly opened ones. Every global region contributed to the strong sales performance. U.S. same-store sales rose 4.4 percent, boosted by sales of coffee, breakfast items and Dollar Menu selections. In Europe, same-store sales grew 10.8 percent, helped by sales of premium burgers and chicken products in Germany, the U.K. and France. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champIn Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa, same-store sales rose 12 percent on strong sales in Japan, Australia and China, McDonald’s said. Systemwide sales rose 16.3 percent during the month ended Nov. 30. Year-to-date, same-store sales rose 7 percent and systemwide sales rose 11.9 percent. McDonald’s shares rose $1.74 to close at $61.90 after briefly matching the all-time high of $62.14.last_img read more