Police hold casino robbery suspect at Vreed-en-Hoop

-find ‘wet’ $900,000

The money found

As investigations into the Ramada Princess Casino robbery continue, police last night swooped on a house at Vreed-en-Hoop on the West Coast of Demerara and arrested a man who had over $900,000 in his possession.

Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum confirmed the arrest to Stabroek News.

The money found
The money found

This newspaper was told by police sources that the money found in a bag was wet and they are yet to determine why this was so.

The alleged robber has been identified as Junior Stewart, a resident of Thomas Street, Kitty but he was arrested at his sister’s Vreed-en-Hoop home.

Police sources say that it was only recently that the man was released on bail for unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Two other persons, a security guard of the hotel Andrew Blackman and Wayne Griffith, were arrested following the daring early Friday morning robbery, which left four employees injured.

Griffith was held after the raid while Blackman was held on Saturday.


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