Gunmen escape with empty bag in attempted NA robbery

first_imgPolice are on the hunt for two gunmen who attempted to rob a grocery store in New Amsterdam, Berbice and who broke into a car and escaped with a bag.Bob and Sons grocery StoreThe car window that was smashedA bullet hole on the buildingThe attempted robbery occurred at approximately 19:30h at the Bob and Sons Variety Store situated at Strand and Chapel Streets New Amsterdam, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) on Monday evening.Reports are that five employees of the store were outside after the business place closed, while several others were inside when two masked men pounced on them.Speaking with Guyana Times, one of the employees said that he saw two masked men running towards them. He said one of the men started firing shots in the air.He told this publication that one of the gunmen fired a shot in his direction but he was not hit and immediately retrieved to the side of the building. According to the employee, upon seeing the gunmen, they rushed into the building. Realising that they could not enter the store, one of the bandits used his gun to smash the window of the owner’s car which was parked outside. The man then grabbed a bag from the vehicle and escaped. However, this newspaper was told that the bag contained personal belongings of a staff member but no cash.Only two days ago, the owners of the variety store opened a supermarket. It is believed that the bandits thought that the day’s sales from the new supermarket were in the car. Police in Berbice have since launched a manhunt for the two gunmen.last_img read more

IT ALL ADDS UP! DONEGAL TEENS TO BE MATHS OLYMPIANS!

first_imgMEET the brainy Donegal students who show that lots of (X) maths study all (+) adds up and you can’t take that away (-) from them – for they’re set to become (=) Maths Olympians!The two students at the Abbey Vocational School in Donegal Town have been selected to train for the Irish Maths Olympiad team.Jessica Weitbreach and Pauric Doherty were selected based on their outstanding Maths results in the Junior Certificate Examination. The two students have been invited to attend enrichment classes in colleges such as University College Dublin, NUI Galway and  NUI Maynooth.Their class teacher, Ms Rosemary Quinn was delighted with the news and complimented the two students on their outstanding achievement.And Principal, Emmanuel McCormack beamed: “I am delighted for the students and their families and I want to pay tribute to their maths teacher, Rosemary Quinn and the entire Maths department at the Abbey Vocational School.“It really is great news for all of them and all of us.” The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is a prestigious annual team competition for mathematically talented second-level students representing their countries.Ireland has participated in the competition since 1988 and Irish students have won medals in eight of those competitions.The next IMO takes place in July 2012.Picture are Jessica Weitbreach, Ms. Rosemary Quinn (Head of AVS Maths Dept) and Pauric Doherty.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights Reserved The copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com IT ALL ADDS UP! DONEGAL TEENS TO BE MATHS OLYMPIANS! was last modified: November 18th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:abbey vocational schoolDonegal TownMATHS OLYMPIADSlast_img read more