Uitvlugt robbery accused released on $150,000 bail

Three men have been charged with the May 8 robbery of an Uitvlugt, West Coast Deme-rara family and were each released on $150,000 bail.

Eastman Corbin, 38, a cane harvester of Zeelugt, East Bank Essequibo, appear-ed at the Vreed-en-Hoop Magistrate’s Court yesterday charged with the robbery and was granted bail in the sum of $150,000 by Magistrate Nyasha Williams-Hatmin. He was not required to plead to the charge of robbery under arms.

It is alleged that on May 8 at Uitvlugt, Corbin being together with others and armed with a dangerous wea-pon, a gun, robbed Krishnadat Ramroop of $588,000 and gold jewellery valued at $552,000 with a total value of $1,140,000 property of Ramroop. Last week, Charles Stoby, 22, of Uitvlugt and Azad Dhanpaul, 25, also of Uitvlugt appeared at the same court charged with the same offence. They were also not required to plead to the indictable charge and were each granted bail in the sum of $150, 000.

On the evening of May 8, police said three men, one of whom was armed with a handgun, attacked and robbed Ramroop and his family. In a statement, the lawmen said investigations revealed that Ramroop along with his wife and son were at home when the men entered through an open door and held them up. The men then tied up the victims with duct tape after which they took away the money, a quantity of jewellery and a cell phone and escaped.

Following the robbery three men were arrested. Following investigations the police charged the trio with the offence.

They will return to court on June 14 at the Vreed-en-Hoop Magistrate’s court.

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