Georgetown men jailed for armed robbery of Charity businessman, wife


Twenty-five-year-old Nigel Bentick of South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, and Isaiah Okmie Barclay, 21, of Durban, Lodge, were on Tuesday sentenced to 30 months imprisonment for the armed robbery of a Charity, Essequibo Coast businessman and his wife.

They both pleaded guilty to the charge of robbery with violence when they appeared before Magistrate Esther Sam at the Anna Regina Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.

The court heard that on January 1, 2022, at Charity waterfront, the duo robbed Mohamed Khan and Sohanie Sanchara of over $4.8 million in cash and $1.1 million worth in cellphone cards. They were armed with a knife and a cutlass at the time of the incident.

The cash and phone cards recovered by the police

The court also heard that the suspects chopped the businessman to his head and duct-taped the victims as they raided their business place.

Police reported that the businessman managed to free himself and ran behind the suspects and he managed to chop one of them but both of the bandits were able to escape after.

With assistance from public-spirited citizens, including those from the Charity community policing group, police officers cordoned off the New Road to Dartmouth backlands where the suspects fled.

After about five hours, the suspects were apprehended and taken to the Charity Police station.

The stolen items were recovered.

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