A teenager of Boerasirie, East Bank Essequibo (EBE), was on Wednesday evening attacked and robbed of his motorcycle. The traumatised teen was identified as 18-year-old Kurt Amsterdam.Based on reports received, the teenager stopped his motorcycle in front of a car wash in the village and entered a shop at the same establishment.As he was in the process of parking the vehicle, a white motorcar pulled up alongside him and two men exited. One of them was brandishing a handgun. As the teenager raised an alarm, the man carrying the weapon pointed same to his head and ordered him to “shut up”.At this time, persons from the business establishment who heard the screams made inquiries but no one went to the teen’s assistance.The teen, when contacted, told Guyana Times that he was told to hand over the keys to the motorcycle and out of fear, he complied.He stood helplessly as the other man mounted the motorcycle and rode off the scene. The man carrying the gun then entered the car and followed his accomplice. The matter was immediately reported to the police and an investigation was launched.Up to late Thursday evening, no arrests were made.Meanwhile, just days ago, a Tuschen, EBE man was attacked and robbed of his motorcycle.The man, Keoma McAlmont, 21, said that he was riding from Tuschen, EBE, when it started to rain and as such, he stopped to take shelter at De Kinderen, West Coast Demerara (WCD).He recalled taking a telephone call and while having a conversation, he saw a white motorcar pass by. Soon after, he noticed the car, which was heading in the direction of Vreed-en-Hoop, reversing and stop in front of the bus shed in which he was standing.McAlmont related that two men exited the car and approached him. He said that one of the men pulled out a firearm from the waist of his pants and pointed it to his head.He then demanded that he hand over the keys to the motorcycle.“The man seh ‘bai you got to give me this bike’, so I became afraid because they had the gun to my head and I give them it,” the traumatised man revealed. The men then escaped with the bike and the car sped away.That matter was also reported to the police in D Division. In that case also, no arrest was made.
Alexandre Lacazette is wanted by Arsenal 1 Lyon have confirmed that Arsenal offered £29.4m for striker Alexandre Lacazette but dimissed reports that the Gunners had returned with a £40.3m bid.The north London club have been heavily linked with a move for the French hotshot, who has scored 48 Ligue 1 goals in his last 67 appearances.But Lyon have reacted angrily to a report in the Le Progres newspaper that claimed Arsenal had upped their initial offer, just shy of £30m, by a further £10m in a bid to get a deal over the line.And the French club have also insisted that they have no intention of selling the 25-year-old, who remains under contract until 2019.The official statement, released via Twitter, read: “Olympique Lyonnais categorically denies having received a €48m offer from Arsenal for Alexandre Lacazette like Le Progrès claims in their edition this morning.“The club regrets yet again that Le Progrès did not decide to contact us before publishing this false information that has created confusion on the day where the Group, on the stock exchange, publishes its annual accounts showing €218.1m, a progression of 111% from 2014/15.“The reality is that the club Arsenal made an offer worth €35m, which Lyon did not follow up on for one reason: OL will keep Alexandre Lacazette who is irreplaceable and who is one of the main leaders in Bruno Genesio’s squad.”