Shopkeeper accused of $2M robbery remanded

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Jimmy Meyers. [iNews' Photo]
Jimmy Meyers. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Thirty – year – old shopkeeper, Jimmy Meyers of East Ruimveldt Housing Scheme, Georgetown, was remanded to prison today, Monday, October 20 for allegedly executing a $2 million robbery.

Myers pleaded not guilty to the charge, which alleged that on October 17 on Regent Street, Georgetown, being armed with a gun, he robbed Derrick Khan of $2 million cash.

Prosecutor, Michael Grant told the Court that on the day in question at around 02:35hrs, the virtual complainant (VC) left Scotia Bank on Robb Street and was on Regent Street with the money in his possession.

It is alleged that Meyers confronted him with a gun as he exited the vehicle. The complainant refused to hand over the money and a scuffle ensued between the two, when Meyers allegedly fired a shot.

The Court heard that the complainant then dropped the bag with the money, after which Meyers collected it and escaped on a motorcycle.

His Lawyer, Gordon Gilhuys, told the Court that ranks arrested him while he was in bed on Friday last. According to Gilhuys, his client tried to explain to the ranks that he knew nothing of the robbery.

However, Grant informed the Court that the defendant was previously convicted for possession of firearm and ammunition offences. He explained that Meyers was positively identified during an ID parade.

 

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