Survival Supermarket robbery suspect remanded

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Robbery accused: Milton Freeman
Robbery accused: Milton Freeman

[www.inewsguyana.com] – One of the three men, who reportedly broke into Survival Supermarket and made off with millions, appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore on Thursday, January 29 and was remanded to prison.

Milton Freeman, a 28 – year – old miner, pleaded not guilty to the charge which alleged that between January 27 – 28 at Sheriff Street, Georgetown he broke and entered the business place of Parshuram Arjune and stole therein 37 rounds of live ammunition valued $32,000 and $6 million cash.

Police Prosecutor Michael Grant explained that Arjune closed the supermarket and headed home around 23:30 hours on Tuesday (January 27) and around 05:00 hours the next day, the security guard on duty heard a strange noise coming from the top of the three story building.

The guard, who went to investigate, saw three persons in the building and subsequently alerted a security company that there was a break-in.

More security guards arrived and after the team confronted the bandits, several shots were fired. During the commotion, two of the gunmen were able to evade capture while Freeman was held.

Grant said when Freeman was searched, $2M was found on his person. The Prosecutor opposed bail on several grounds. The case will be called again on February 02 before the Chief Magistrate.

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