Georgetown man accused of stealing Allion, Primo cars; remanded to prison

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Devon Searles
Devon Searles

[www.inewsguyana.com]A 32-year-old man of Bent Street, Wortmanville Georgteown,  was today remanded to prison, when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry, charged with the offence or robbery.

Devon Searles was not required to plead to the charge, which alleged that on November 15 at Lusignan, East Coast Demerara, he robbed Sanjay Babulall of two motorcars, an Allion and a Primo together valued $6.3 million, property of Robena Khan.

Police prosecutor, Bharat Mangru told the court that on the day in question, two men robbed Babulall of two motorcars at Selena’s Auto sales at Lusignan and during the robbery made use of personal violence against the victim.

Mangru added that at Lusignan, the Allion was recovered and acting on information received the suspect was identified and he admitted to taking the Primo to a mechanic.

The accused was represented by Attorney – at – Law Latchmi Rahamat, who stated during her request for bail that her client was assaulted by Sergeant Singh into signing a statement.

The defence lawyer added that her client was working on a minibus at the time of the robbery and has eyewitnesses to prove such.

The prosecutor successfully objected to bail on the seriousness and prevalence of the offence.  The matter was transferred to the Vigilance Magistrate’s Court for January 20.

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