Trio remanded over multi-million dollar Craig robbery

Three men are now remanded prisoners on the charge that they robbed a Chinese businessman of millions in cash and items.

Winston McKenzie, 35, of New Scheme, Eccles; Feyaud Amin, 29, of Lot 5 Meadow Bank, and Andry Vieira, 26, of Meadow Bank, were jointly read a robbery charge by Magistrate Judy Latchman in Georgetown yesterday.

It was alleged that McKenzie, a boat operator; Amin, a miner, and Vieira, a taxi driver, on May 20, 2017, at Craig, East Bank Demerara, while armed with handguns, robbed Guy Zu Chen of fish glue, valued at $2,720,000, a bus valued at $2,300,000, $500,000 in cash and a $260,000 phone.

The three men were not required to plead to the charge as police prosecutor Vishnu Hunt requested that the Administration of Justice Act (AJA) not be applied since the police’s file is incomplete.

The prosecutor then objected to bail being granted, while noting the gravity of the charge, the fact that dangerous weapons were used in the commission of the crime and the possibility that the defendants may not return to court. As a result, the three men were all remanded to prison by the magistrate, who adjourned the proceedings until July 12.

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