Another businessman in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), has fall prey to robberies, the second in a week.
Last Sunday January, 16, 2011, Clarence Straker, a 69 -year-old Vermont resident, was awaken in the wee hours of the morning to the horror of two intruders in his home.
For Straker and his wife the next couple of minutes will be long remembered as the men demanded money and tortured them.
Straker, who operates a shop as well as sell gas, had his face covered with the sheet as the men demanded cash. He apparently told them that he had none as he had uses the cash to purchase gas. His wife however disclosed that there was $200.00 in a bag, which the men took.
Reportedly Straker, attempted to get away from the intruders and was shot in the leg by one of the three bullets that was fired. He was also beaten badly with a cultass in head and face. He sustained cuts to his fingers and arms.
Not satisfied they men took the keys to the shop and proceeded to steal a quantity of items from the it.
Straker, is counting his blessing to be alive, but had to be hospitalized after the terrifying incident.
A few days earlier on Tuesday January 11th, a businessman from Queens Drive was also victims of and attack in his home.
He too was robbed and beaten and had to be hospitalized with injuries to a finger, the head, neck and face.