Man accused of $1M gold heist freed

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A 31-year-old man who was accused of robbing someone of over one-million-dollar worth in gold is now free of the charge, after the prosecutor failed to provide sufficient evidence in the case.

The matter was dismissed by Magistrate Dylon Bess when it was called at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court today.

Leonard Farley of Grove Public Road, East Bank Demerara (EBD), had pleaded not guilty to robbing Wayne Brakes of some $1.4M worth in gold jewellery.

It is alleged on September 29, 2018 at Black and White Bridge ,Tucville, East La Penitence, while being armed with a knife, he robbed the man of four gold chains valued $664,000, eight gold chains $600,000 and a gold band valued $205,000, a total value of $1,469,000.

When he made his first court appearance, Farley was released on bail in the sum of $150,000.