Trio remanded for stealing $5M in cash; 40 rounds of ammo


Three men were on Monday charged and remanded to prison for breaking into a car and stealing $5.3M in cash and items.

Alvin Solomon, 34 and Asif Khan, 54, both taxi drivers along with Linston Grimmond, a 35-year-old minibus driver, were jointly charged before Principal Magistrate, Judy Latchman.

It is alleged that on February 26, 2018, at Alexander Street, Georgetown, the trio stole $5M cash, and 40 (9) MM rounds valued $28,000 property of Inshan Ally-Bacchus. The men denied the charge.

Meanwhile, Solomon was charged separately with having 40 (9) mm rounds of ammunition in his possession while not being a licensed firearm holder. He denied this charge.

Police Prosecutor Arwin Moore told the court that on February 26, Bacchus parked his car in front of a store along Alexander Street and went inside to conduct business.

Asif Khan and Linston Grimmond

While inside of the store, Moore noted someone informed Bacchus that his car was being broken into.  The victim reported the matter to the police and after reviewing CCTV footage in the area, Khan and Grimmond were arrested.

On February 27, Solomon was arrested, his car was searched and the stolen ammunition was found inside.

However, Solomon’s Attorney, Dexter Todd in a bail application told the court that his client was intercepted at Grove, East Bank Demerara; he was placed in the police van while a police officer drove his car to the Brickdam Police Station.

The lawyer further added that his client has no knowledge of the ammunition and how it got into his car. Bail was denied and the men were remanded to prison until March 19, 2018.

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