GDF recruit remanded over gunpoint robberies

An 18-year-old Guyana Defence Force (GDF) recruit was yesterday not required to plead to two counts of robbery under arms when they were read to him by Acting Chief Magistrate Melissa Robertson at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court.

Christopher Belle
Christopher Belle

It is alleged that on February 2 at Georgetown, Christopher Belle of 63 Old Road Eccles, East Bank Demerara, being armed with a gun robbed Rajdai Ramotar of $480,000, property of the said Rajdai Ramotar.

It is also alleged that on March 6, being armed with a gun, Belle robbed Deborah Gonsalves of $236,000 worth of cash and items, property of the said Deborah Gonsalves.
The unrepresented Belle was remanded to prison and his matter was transferred to Court Five for March 16.

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