Twenty – one – year old Levi Boyer and 24 – year – old Aadion Boyer, both of Region One, pleaded not guilty to the charge, which alleged that on July 31 at Regional Boat House in Mabaruma, Northwest District, they robbed Jonathan Hutson of a boat along with a Yamaha engine to the value of $4.2 million.
The court heard that during the robbery, the duo used violence against the security guard, who was on duty at the time. They were remanded to prison until August 17 and the matter was transferred to the Mabaruma Magistrate’s court.
According to Hugh, the defendants are not a flight risk and have a permanent address in Region One.
But Police Prosecutor, Dinero Jones told the court that both men gave different addresses to the police and that the stolen items were recovered.
According to a police statement, at approximately 01:00 hrs on Friday July 31, the security guard on duty at the Regional Boathouse at Mabaruma was confronted by two men who took away a boat with a 200hp engine and escaped.
A report was subsequently made to the police and with support from the Guyana Defence Force – Coast Guard – the two suspects were apprehended with the boat and engine in the Waini River.