[www.inewsguyana.com] – Three men, who are accused of being a part of an armed robbery in Tucberg, New Amsterdam on Saturday last appeared at the New Amsterdam Magistrate’s Court.
Brian Dhanphat, 26, of Symthfeild New Amsterdam; Troyden Trellis, 20, of Angoys avenue and Kevon Sandy, 20 of Stanleytown and East Bank Demerara are accused of robbing businessman, Nicolas Harrinandan on Saturday, November 14.
The men appeared before Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs Marcus and had the double robbery underarms charges read to them. They were jointly charged for robbing Harrinandan and his wife, Uwattie Harrinandan, at their Lots 22/23 Nurseville Housing Scheme, Tucberg Park, New Amsterdam home.
The court heard that while being armed with dangerous weapons, including knives and a gun, they robbed the Harrinandan’s of a BlackBerry smartphone, a Samsung Galaxy S4 mini smartphone and $250,000 in cash.
Bail was objected by Police Prosecutor, Sergeant Phillip Sherriff, who argued that Dhanphat was found with a cellular phone in his possession that belonged to the victims and that a gun was used during the robbery.
As such, they were remanded to prison. Dhanphat was in bandages when he appeared in court and told the Magistrate that the incident is not robbery but a drug deal that went sour. He told the court he went to pick up money promised to him after he had dropped off “5lbs of weed” for Harrinandan.
Dhanphat added that during his confrontation with Harrinandan, a scuffle ensued leading them to sustain injuries. Meanwhile, the other two accused told the court they never saw Dhanphat and only met him after he was arrested.
They are expected to return to court on November 25. Reports indicate that 38-year-old Nicolas Harrinandan was awoken sometime after 01:00hrs by strange sounds in his home.
Arming himself with a cutlass, the man went to investigate and came upon three bandits, one of whom was armed with a shotgun and another, a cutlass.
In the ensuing fracas, Harrinandan was chopped to his body but also managed to chop one of the assailants.
While two perpetrators proceeded to flee the scene another was trapped and later arrested.
That man has since been identified as 26-year-old Brian Dhanpat. iNews understands that Dhanpat donned a dreadlocks wig during the attack on Harrinandan.
In their haste to escape, the men dropped the shotgun which has been recovered by the police.