5 charged for New Amsterdam gas station robbery

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-2 teens remanded while others receive bail

Two teenagers were on Tuesday remanded to prison by Senior Magistrate Alex Moore after they admitted that along with others, they used a firearm and cutlass to rob a gas station in New Amsterdam, Berbice.

The teenagers, along with three others, including a fifteen-year-old, appeared before Magistrate Moore in the New Amsterdam Court on an armed robbery charge.

A 16-year-old (name withheld) of Ogleton Dam, Angoys Avenue; and Ivan Sinclair, 18, of New Amsterdam pleaded guilty to the charge which stated that on Saturday August 19, at Main and King Streets, while being armed with a dangerous weapon, which is to say a firearm and an offensive weapon, they robbed Prakash Seenarine of $140,000, property of Feroz Ally.

Police Officers escorting the five accused to court on Tuesday

The two, along with three others – a 15-year-old old (name withheld) of Savanna Park, New Amsterdam; Raymond Samaroo, 22, of Ogleton Dam, Angoys Avenue and Delon Johnson of King Street – are jointly charged with the offence and pleaded not guilty.

The 15-year-old, Samaroo and Johnson were granted bail in the sum of $75,000 each, while Sinclair and the 16-year-old who pleaded guilty have been remanded.

They will all have to return to court on October 2 when the Police are expected to make a disclosure.

Police Prosecutor, Inspector Godfrey Playter told the court that on the day in question, at about 20:15h, three men approached Seenarine who was one of two attendants at M Ally Gas Station situated at Main and King Streets. One of the men held a gun to Seenarine while another took away the money which he had in his hand and made good their escape.

However, surveillance footage of the robbery was provided to the Police and the suspects were arrested. (Andrew Carmichael)

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