Wright surprised by armed bandits

What started out as a usual lime with friends, almost ended in tragedy for 22-year-old Chad Wright last night.

The Manderly Garden, St Philip resident was hanging out not far away from his home in St Martin, in the same parish, around 9:10 last night when bandits struck.

Wright vividly recalled that the three attackers all wore masks, but said only two had guns with one of the armed bandits immediately making clear his intentions.

“He tell me, give he everything I got. I tell he I ain’t got [nothing], so he cock he gun and take up my bag and another fella bag and he shoot me, then run off,” Wright told Barbados TODAY this afternoon as he recalled the brief ordeal.

Chad Wright was shot in the leg while hanging out not far away from his home in St Martin.

Still conscious of all that was going on around him, Wright, who was shot in the leg, also recalled seeing one of the attackers getting into a car and driving off.

“I walk out to the front road, I tell my partner, ‘I get shoot’ and I sat down and wait till the ambulance come,” the shooting victim said, while suggesting that the attack came as a complete surprise and that it was over in no time.

Wright, who has been living in the area for approximately a year with his mother and brother, was admittedly caught off guard by the attack.

He said he was accustomed to liming in St Martin on evenings and did not think that he had done anything to merit him becoming a shooting target for anyone.

In fact, he said he generally spent most of his free time at home.

“I just go outside on evenings to relax and cool myself,” he added.

Ironically, last night’s armed robbery occurred minutes after the electricity returned after an island wide power outage.

Police today reported that the attackers made off with a cellphone and an undisclosed sum of money.

They also appealed to anyone with formation that can assist them with their investigations to contact the District ‘C’ Police Station at 416-8200, or 416-8201; police emergency number 211; Crime Stoppers at 1-800 TIPS or the nearest police station.

6 Responses to Wright surprised by armed bandits

  1. Mark My Word January 10, 2018 at 10:26 am

    The work of cowards and low Life scum bags who are educated but have no common sense.

    These scumbags will be caught and carted off to prison where they belong

  2. allison archer January 10, 2018 at 11:24 am

    I wonder how prison will help these scumbags, I don’t even believe imprisonment is justifiable
    these thugs laugh at their punishment for it is never repayment for their evil knowing in a matter of time discharge will come that they may be release back into the same environment becoming even more vile
    this truly is an evil & perverse place to live but thankful one can find mercy & grace in Jesus Christ being hidden away from sin

    • jennifer January 10, 2018 at 8:40 pm

      The aim is not to help them at all.

  3. nanci January 10, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    it look like they will have to put cameras in every place and corner in barbados to catch these robbers. Its people from around there that know what you had in your bag. I hope someone was able to catch the car number. They will be caught like the robbery of the guy, his last name is Benn. They caught those robbers, one was only 16 years old

  4. hcalndre January 10, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    and then the politicians want to have their slates wipe clean of the conviction and be back in the society as if they are Sunday school kids.

  5. straight talk January 10, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    Keep wanna a$$ off thee block and make wanna self useful at home.Don’t feel for wanna so at all.


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