July 13, 2010
Businessman shot outside Scotia Bank

Forty-six-year-old businessman Austin Mounsey is currently a patient at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital nursing gun shot wounds to both arms.{{more}}

At around 6:30pm on Sunday, July 11, Mounsey was parked outside the Bank of Nova Scotia in Kingstown in his vehicle (PM 639), and was about to make a deposit when he was accosted by two masked men armed with guns.

The robbers shot through the passenger side of the vehicle then ran around to where Mounsey was seated and shot him in both arms before relieving him of an unknown quantity of cash.

The Richland Park resident, who owns a supermarket in the area, had been a victim of criminals in the past.

On Sunday, November 29 last year, while attempting to make a deposit at the same financial institution, Mounsey was hit in the back by an unknown assailant who took two bags of cash and ran off.

Fortunately for Mounsey on that occasion, a passer-by who tried to intercept the robber, caused the culprit to drop one of the bags.

A source close to the businessman indicated that on previous occasions his house and business place had been broken into by thieves.

Attempts by Searchlight to speak to Mounsey on Monday proved futile.

Police are investigating the matter.