Taxi driver charged with robbing businessman of 12 gold chains

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A 22-year-old taxi driver of West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, was remanded to prison for allegedly robbing a businessman of 12 gold chains worth $1.5 million.

Tarique Manawar Khan appeared before Principal Magistrate Faith McGusty at the Vreed-en-Hoop Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

He was not required to plea to the charge; he was remanded to prison until May 23, 2022, when the case will be called again.

Khan was among two arrested for the April 22 robbery at Crane, West Coast Demerara.

Police Headquarters reported that the robbery occurred at around 20:30hrs at Riddim Flow Chill Spot, owned and operated by 30-year-old Ren Persaud.

It is alleged that the businessman was playing pools at his shop when he was approached by three men, two of whom were armed with guns.

They then held up the victim, relieved him of the gold chains and discharged two rounds in the air before escaping in a waiting white Toyota Fielder car with registration number PZZ 3371.

Acting on information received, police went to Barber Shop Street, Crane where they found the said car abandoned on the road.

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