Teen remanded for Cumberland robbery
By Malisa Playter Harry
A 19-year-old of Number Two Village, East Canje, Berbice was on Monday remanded to prison in connection with the recent robbery carried out on a young couple from Cumberland Village, East Canje, Berbice.
Mark Griffith, 19, appeared at the New Amsterdam Magistrate Court before Magistrate Alex Moore to answer to the charge of robbery under arms.
However, Prosecutor Godfrey Playter opposed bail on the basis of the nature and prevalence of the offence, being that a gun was allegedly used in carrying out the crime. Griffith was remanded to prison until October 21, 2016.
Griffith in the company of others allegedly entered the home of Navendra Singh, aka;Suresh, 27, of Lot 74 Bristol Street, Cumberland Village on 20 September and robbed him of one laptop valued at $110,000, one Samsung Galaxy valued at $60,000, one gold ring valued at $40,000, tablet $20,000 and two gold chains valued at $230,000.
Acting on information, the perpetrator was arrested. He was found to be in the possession of two phones; one of which Singh identified as his.