Duo remanded for spate of robberies in West Ruimveldt

Nicholas Layne.
Nicholas Layne.

[www.inewsguyana.com]Two men were today (Thursday, November 28) remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry to answer several charges of robbery under arm and break and enter.

Nicholas Layne, 19 and Travis Payne, 21 both of West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

Particulars of the first offence alleged that on Tuesday, September 5 at West Ruimveldt, Georgetown they robbed Cordell Cort of one Blackberry cellular phone value $50,000.

The second charge alleged that on the same day being armed with a gun they robbed Steven Randy of one laptop computer value $80,000.

The third charge alleged that on Saturday, October 28 at Georgetown, they broke and entered the dwelling house of Shondell Cereo and stole one TCL flat screen television and one Samsung cellular phone together valuing $165,000.

The fourth charge noted that on Monday, October 21 at West Ruimveldt Georgetown, they broke and entered the dwelling house of Rishawn Reid and stole one flat screen television and laptop computer together value $192,000.

Meanwhile, Payne was charged separately with two robbery offence and pleaded not guilty to both. The Court heard that on June 1 at East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, being armed with a knife he robbed Carlotta John of one gold chain value $140,000.

Travis Payne
Travis Payne

The second charge alleged on November 18 at Mandela Avenue, Georgetown he robbed Rawl Robinson of $72,000 cash.

Police prosecutor, Bharat Mangru told the court that as it relates to the robbery against Cereo, the virtual complainant (VC) secured her home and left for work. When she returned she discovered that her home was broken into. Mangru said that Cereo reported the matter to the police and after an investigation it revealed that the two defendants sold the stolen items in another part of the area.




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