Princess Casino robbery accused proclaim innocence

Wayne Griffith

“I am innocent,” both Wayne Griffith and Andrew Blackman, the two men accused of stealing almost $9 million during an attack at the Ramada Princess Hotel casino in April last year, declared yesterday when they each responded to the case presented by the prosecution.

Last Friday, Griffith and Blackman were called upon by Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman to lead a defence to the charge against them after she found that a prima facie case was made out against them.

The charge against the duo states that while being in the company of others and armed with guns, they robbed cashiers of $8,951,000, which was the property of the Princess Casino, on April 29th, 2017, at Providence, East Bank Demerara. A third man, Junior Stewart, who had been charged with the crime was freed last Friday after the court found that there was sufficient evidence against him…..

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