[www.inewsguyana.com] – Three men charged with robbery under arm were remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry on Monday, January 27.
Darien Best, 19, a former employee of Church’s Chicken, Morris Gibson, 21 and Joel Mendon, 20, all (no address given) pleaded not guilty to the charge, which alleged that on January 24 at Robb Street, Georgetown, being armed with a gun they robbed Mohanlall Narine of a quantity of cellular phones valued $8.19 M, property of Golyn and Sons.
They also denied another charge, which alleged that they robbed Narine of a Samsung Galaxy Cellular phone and a Gold and Diamond ring, together valued $630,000.
Police Prosecutor, Michael Grant told the Court that two of the accused [Gibson and Mendonca] pretended to be costumers, when Best – the number one accused – walked in with a gun and pointed it to the clerk, demanding the articles.
After executing the robbery, the men allegedly placed the items in a haversack and made good their escape via a waiting car on Robb and King Street.
According to the prosecutor, the police acted on information and went to Eccles, East Bank Demerara, where they found Best with the said haversack in his possession.
Attorney- at – law, Lyndon Amsterdam who represented Gibson stated that his client did not purchase a cellular phone but a fan. He said Best had the gun and questioned why his client is being charged, when he was a mere customer in the store.
However, the Prosecutor successfully objected to bail based on the seriousness and prevalence of the offence and the matter was put off to February 28.