Six remanded over Number 69 armed robbery

…where pregnant woman jumped to safety

The house where the robbery occurred

Six Upper Corentyne men were remanded on Friday for invading a Number 69 Village boat owner’s house and robbing him of a quantity of cash and jewellery on  August 5.

The men Mahendra Singh, also known as ‘Sunil’, 33, of Number 72 Village; Satyavan Bhawan, also known as ‘Blacka’, 45, a labourer of Number 76 Village; Haresh Kumar Rai also known as ‘Ryan’, 34, a security guard of Number 72 Village; Khemraj Singh, 27, a fisherman of Number 69 Village and Rabindra Kumar , 27, a hire car driver of Number 73 Village, Corentyne all appeared at the Springlands Magistrate’s Court on Friday.

The men were jointly charged for robbery under arms carried out on Sachin Ramrattan of Number 69 Village, Corentyne.

Magistrate Rabindranauth Singh refused bail for the accused. They will return to court on August 24.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday, Kumar appeared at the Springlands Magistrate’s Court, where he was charged with two counts of possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking, possession of ammunition without a licence and possession of a firearm without being the holder of a firearm licence.

Magistrate Singh refused bail for Kumar on those charges as well.

Kumar was found in his vehicle in close proximity to the boat owner’s house on the said night of the robbery. The man was also alleged to have had in his possession a small quantity of cannabis. Police also carried out a search on his premises after he was arrested and found an unlicensed shotgun, two spent shells and one live cartridge.

Two Saturdays ago, armed bandits launched an attack on Ramrattan’s house and carted off  $1.2 million in jewellery, $200,000 in cash, and two electronic devices. In order to escape to safety, Ramrattan along with his heavily pregnant wife and four-year-old son  jumped through a window. It was the second occasion in recent weeks that Corentyne robbery victims had jumped from a window to escape bandits.

 

Comments  

City councillors vote for revised parking meter deal

Fifteen city councillors voted yesterday in favour of accepting the recommendations of the parking meter renegotiation committee, which would see a reduction in parking fees to $150 per hour, exemptions for religious organisations and schools, and Smart City Solutions (SCS) giving up on their claim to garage parking.

Soldier remanded over $5M armed robberies, gun and ammo

A GDF rank was yesterday remanded to prison over three armed robbery charges and alleged possession of an unlicensed gun and ammunition.

Trotman stoutly defends ExxonMobil investment here

Minister of Natural Resources and Leader of the Alliance for Change (AFC), Raphael Trotman on Monday praised ExxonMobil for investing in the oil sector here and said it is now resulting in other important companies wanting to do business here.

City cop for manslaughter charge

The city lance corporal, who on Sunday allegedly shot and killed Marlon Fredericks, a mentally-challenged vendor, after he reportedly attempted to flee custody is to be charged with manslaughter.

Justice Bulkan’s appointment seen as helping to clear Appeal Court backlog

Former Magistrate and Univer-sity of the West Indies (UWI) lecturer Christopher Arif Bulkan was yesterday sworn in as a temporary Appellate Judge by President David Granger who said that the appointment is part of efforts to ensure that justice is dispensed in an efficient and timely manner.

Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly.

We built stabroeknews.com using new technology. This makes our website faster, more feature rich and easier to use for 95% of our readers.
Unfortunately, your browser does not support some of these technologies. Click the button below and choose a modern browser to receive our intended user experience.

Update my browser now

×