Crime — 04 April 2014 — by Albert J. Ciego

Dr. Jose Espat, of Teachers’ Street, reported to police that he was beaten and robbed at gunpoint when he pulled into his yard on a motorcycle from the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital. The incident occurred at about 9:30 Tuesday evening.

Thieves, after attacking Dr. Espat, stole his chain, valued at about $10,000, and ran through Teachers College Compound and escaped.

The attack left the doctor bleeding from a wound on his head, and he had a swelling on the left side of his forehead. He was taken to the KHMH, where his fellow doctors treated him.

The doctor reported that the two masked men came out of the shadows, and one had a handgun. When they accosted him, the thief who did not have a weapon hit him in the head with a piece of cement block, then they robbed him.

Police are investigating.

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