Fifty – three – year old Rohan Phillip of section ‘D’ Non Pariel, East Coast Demerara, pleaded not guilty to the charge which alleged that on December 11 at Hinck Street, Georgetown, he broke and entered Superbet Sport Betting Building and stole two safes containing $3M.
His Lawyer told the Court that Phillip is a fisherman and denied the allegation against him. He told the Court that the Superbet sports shop is a new to Guyana and the safes are heavy and that one man alone cannot lift one, much less his client lifting two.
Police Prosecutor Dinero Jones did not opposed bail; however, he requested that surety be granted in a substantial amount.
He was ordered to submit his passport and the matter was transferred before Magistrate Judy Latchman for January 5, 2015.
iNews had reported that four masked men around 2:00 hours on December 11, broke into the building and carted off with two safes which are used to store cash.
The robbery was caught on CCTV cameras. Reports are that the men gained entry to the building through the front door and had to break through three other doors before getting to the safes. No one was in the building at the time.
An alarm was triggered but by the time GEB security forces arrived, a few minutes later, the men had already made good their escape with the over $3 million in cash.