[www.inewsguyana.com] – A 34-year-old Carpenter of Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara was remanded to jail yesterday (January 07) for the offences of robbery under arms and refusing to take fingerprints.
Andrew Sadloo pleaded not guilty to all the charges before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry.
Particulars of the first charge detailed that on January 05, at the Prashad Nagar Police Outpost, Sadloo refused to take his fingerprints.
It is also alleged that on December 19, last at Church Street, Queenstown, Sadloo, while being armed with a gun, robbed Vidya Narine of a gold and diamond chain valued at $100,000, a $100,000 gold chain, a $6000 handbag, $20,000 cash along with other items. The items amounted to $596,000.
Sadloo is also accused of wielding a gun and robbing Clifton Thomas and Latchman Narine of $36,000 and a $8000 Digital Virtual Disc (DVD) player as well as $10,000 respectively at Church Street on the same day.
Sadloo’s attorney, Mark Conway asked for reasonable bail. Police Prosecutor Michael Grant said that about 19:20 hours as Latchman Narine was entering his premises, the defendant along with another entered his yard, pulled out a gun and demanded his belongings.
According to Grant, they relieved the man of his items and made good his escape. He said acting on information received the defendant was arrested. Sadloo’s fingerprints were reportedly found on the victim’s car and the door of his house.
The Prosecution objected to bail citing the serious nature, gravity and prevalence of armed robberies as well as the penalty the offence attracts.
He said too that a firearm was used during the commission of the crime and that Sadloo would not return for trial.
Bail was refused and the matter will be called again before Magistrate Fabayo Azore on January 13.