Three charged in connection with robbery of GUY$5.4 M in valuables, cash

Last Updated on Friday, 5 September 2014, 21:58 by GxMedia

Adrian Bishop

Three men, arraigned on Friday for allegedly robbing  a man of several items totaling GUY$5.4 million, were each granted GUY$100,000 bail.

Appearing before City Magistrate, Judy Latchman, the men were not required to plea to the charge of robbery with aggravation.

Police alleged that Adrian Bishop,28, a mechanic of 66 Garnett Street, Newtown-Kitty; Devon Forde,27, a goldsmith of 54 Duncan Street, Campbelville and Junior Nurse,23, a labourer together robbed Ramanand Jagdeo on August 31 at Georgetown. The items that they allegedly stole from him were one gold chain, three gold finger rings, one vacuum cleaner with compressor, one BLU cellular phone, a quantity other items and GUY$317,000 cash with a value of more than GUY$1.7 million. Police further alleged that the three co-accused stole one Spacio motorcar valued GUY$3.7 million that is the property of Linda Bonita.

Bishop, Forde and Nurse have to return to court on September 15 when they will appear before Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry

The defendants told the court that they were badly beaten by two named policemen. They also denied giving confession statements.

After Bishop told the court that he and his alleged accomplices were not identified by Jagdeo as the perpetrators during an identification parade, Magistrate Latchman acceded to a request that a detective who was in the courtroom state whether they were picked out as the robbers. The officer confirmed that the men were not identified on the parade but added that the men were seen on video surveillance footage.