[www.inewsguyana.com] – Investigations by the police led to the arrest of four men, who were among a group that held up persons in a mining camp at Oku Backdam, Cuyuni, on August 17, 2015 and took away a licensed .32 pistol and ammunition, a quantity of raw gold, and cell phones.
According to a police report, the four men were arrested on August 22; two of them at Oku Backdam and the other two at Olive Creek, Cuyuni. The stolen firearm was recovered by the police.
Dunston Fraser, 27 years of Ann’s Grove, ECD; Deon Giddings, 34 years of Victoria, ECD; Franklyn Adolph, 27 years and Fabian Mars, 25 years, of North Ruimveldt, Georgetown were all charged with robbery under arms.
In addition, Dunston Fraser was charged with unlawful possession of firearm and ammunition and also Trafficking in Narcotics. They appeared in court on Monday, August 24 where Franklyn Adolph and Fabian Mars pleaded not guilty and were remanded to prison until September 02, 2015.
Deon Giddings pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment, while Dunston Fraser pleaded guilty to the unlawful possession of firearm and ammunition and was sentenced to 3 years imprisonment. He also pleaded guilty to the Trafficking in Narcotics and was sentenced to 1 year imprisonment and not guilty to the robbery charge. He is expected to return to court on September 02, 2015.