Planned robbery goes sour, accomplices snitch on each other

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Jason Griffith
Jason Griffith

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Lasaul Duke of Durban Street Lodge, Georgetown, was on Tuesday (December 10) refused bail when she appeared before Magistrate Faith McGusty on a simple larceny charge in the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court.

The 18 – year – old defendant denied the allegation which detailed that on Monday, November 25 at Alberttown, Georgetown he stole cash amounting to $223,970, property of Survival Supermarket.

Police Prosecutor Vishnu Hunt told the court that on November 25, the Supermarket’s driver reported that he was robbed the cash at gunpoint on Third and Light Streets, Alberttown, while delivering ‘food stuff’ to a costumer.

He added that after an investigation, Duke was arrested and told police that it was not a robbery involving a gun. Instead, he said the driver and porter planned the act and told him to collect the money on the day in question.

Lasaul Duke
Marlon Griffith

 

Hunt said that Duke claimed he demanded half of the money. He also said that the other two accomplices took too long to collect their share of the cash which resulted in him utilizing all the money.

The prosecutor opposed bail citing the prevalence of the offence, the penalty attached and the quantum involved. He added that a written confession was given by the defendant on the commission of the offence.

Hunt further objected stating that Duke was charge on several occasions on matters of similar nature. He was remanded to prison.

Meanwhile Jason Griffith also of Durban Street, Lodge who was employed as a Porter at Survival Supermarket was also charged in relation of the offence.

The 28-year-old defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge which alleged that on November 25 at Alberttown, being employed as a clerk he stole the sum of $223,970, out of possession of his employer – Survival Supermarket.

The third defendant, 26 – year – old Marlon Dolphin of South Ruimveldt Garden, Georgetown also faced a similar charge as Griffith. He too denied the allegation.

Lasaul Duke
Lasaul Duke

The Prosecutor objected to bail on the same grounds as Duke for Griffith and Dolphin. The objections were upheld and the matter stands adjourned until December 19.

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