Ex-cop, accomplice charged with armed robberies
An ex-police officer and his accomplice on Friday, January 19, 2018, faced multiple armed robbery charges.
Thirty-eight-year-old Shawn Archibald and former policeman, Timothy Waldron appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court, where they were jointly charged with the armed robbery committed on a miner in Linden on December 31, 2017.
It is alleged that the duo, who reside at Unity Place, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, on December 31, at Republic Avenue, McKenzie, Linden, while being armed with a gun, robbed Trevor Campbell of five gold chains valued $740,000.
The men pleaded not guilty to the charge. Their Attorney, Melville Duke made an application for bail, where he noted that there was a party in Linden during which a brawl erupted and the victim’s gold chains were pulled off from his neck.
However, Police Prosecutor, Sumeil Evans objected to the duo being released on bail on the grounds that there is an ongoing investigation against the men after which more charges are likely to be laid.
The men were remanded and the case was transferred to the Linden Magistrate Court for February 6, 2018.
Meanwhile, the duo then appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore where Archibald was charged with being armed with a gun on January 1, 2018, at West Ruimveldt where he robbed Roy Jaundoo of two gold chains along with an iPhone totalling $406,000.
He was further charged with using a fake number plate on motor vehicle PTT 233 on December 5, 2017 at Festival City. Archibald denied both of the charges and was remanded to prison until February 2, 2018.
Meanwhile, Waldron was charged with using a fake number place on PTT 1946; he pleaded not guilty to the charge and was granted $156,000 bail; the matter was adjourned to February 2, 2018.
Waldron was then shackled and transported to the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court where he was charged with stealing a motor car during an armed robbery at Better Hope on the East Coast of Demerara on December 30, 2017.