A MAN who allegedly tried to rob a woman in the company of two men at Stabroek Market, Georgetown, was chopped and stabbed to death by the victims last week, who chased him onto Leopold Street, where he was attacked.
Dead is Nicholas Layne, 29, a labourer of Victoria, East Coast Demerara. According to a police report, the incident occurred on March 28, at 03:30hrs. Layne, reportedly, was on High Street where he was playing a game of cards with a group of men and, after some time, he realised that his bicycle was missing.
This caused him to go in search of the bicycle, and about 04:30 hrs he was seen running on High Street heading south and then east on Leopold Street. Police said he was being chased by two males and a female, who were armed with a knife and a cutlass.
While running, Layne fell to the ground, which caused him to receive several chops and stabs about his body. The perpetrators then escaped, after which Layne was picked up in an unconscious state and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).
He was pronounced dead by a doctor on duty. The body was examined and what appeared to be a wound was seen under his right armpit, one to his upper left side chest and three on his right forearm.
Police subsequently arrested the suspects. One was seen with a wound to his forehead and on his left side face. He received medical attention at the GPHC under guard. The suspect claimed that Layne tried to rob his reputed wife at the Stabroek Market area and he intervened during which Layne allegedly wounded him with a knife.
Police said that the robbery was captured on CCTV as investigations continue.
Headline photo caption: Dead: Nicholas Layne