18-Y-0 charged with armed robberies, escaping from police custody

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Eon Godfrey Lynch. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Robbery accused, Eon Godfrey Lynch was refused bail by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry on two charges of robbery under arms and escaping lawful custody, pending investigations in a sexual assault report.

The 18 – year – old miner of Lot 16 Second Bridge Cow Dam, Diamond, East Bank Demerara pleaded not guilty to all charges. The Court heard that on February 18, at Agricola, East Bank Demerara, while being in the company of another, armed with a gun, he robbed Dexter Richards of one Jialing motorcycle valued at $175,000, property of Shondell Mars.

It is also alleged that on February 18, he also robbed Richards of one gold ring to the value of $50,000, while brandishing a gun.

The Court also heard that he escaped from the lawful custody of Police Constable Boyce, pending investigations of a sexual assault matter.

Police Prosecutor Michael Grant successfully opposed bail on the ground that Lynch has a pending robbery matter at the Providence Magistrate’s Court.

The matter was transferred before Magistrate Judy Latchman for March 25, for report and fixtures.