Ex-cop, South Ruimveldt resident charged in carjacking ring
Two men, including an ex-police officer, appeared before Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court, charged with a spate of armed robberies and carjacking committed around Georgetown.
The ex-cop 29-year-old Timothy Waldron and Shawn Archibald, 39, both residents of Unity Place, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
It is alleged that the duo on November 4, 2017, at Irving Street, Queenstown while being armed with a gun, robbed Ryhaan Shah of a Toyota Allion motorcar valued $4M and cell phone with cash worth $30,000.
It is further alleged that the duo, while being armed with guns on November 28 at Pere Street, Kitty robbed Nadine Williams of a quantity of items valued $143,000.
It is further alleged that the men robbed Williams of her Toyota Allion valued $2.9M.
The unrepresented men were remanded to prison until March 3, 2018.
Waldron was further charged separately with three counts of armed robbery.
Particulars of the first charge alleged that Waldron, while being armed with a gun, robbed Redrick Layne of a quantity of electronics and cash valued $590,000 on June 16, 2017, at Station Street, Kitty.
It is also alleged that on the same day, Waldron robbed Roxanne Ramchan of $550,000 worth of Apple electronics at gunpoint.
Lastly, the court heard that on November 28, 2017, at Pere Street, Kitty, Waldron while being armed with a gun, robbed Gregrick Layne of a Toyota motor car valued $2.5M. He denied all the charges and was remanded to prison until March 3.
Most of the vehicles were recovered by the police and are lodged at the Brickdam Police Station.
The vehicles were found in possession of Waldron, who claimed ownership and even produced a valid registration but investigators had their own suspicions and impounded the vehicles, pending further investigation.