Robbery, kidnapping trio remanded
Quick and decisive work by members of the Guyana Police Force resulted in the arrest, positive identification, charge and subsequent remanding to jail of three of the suspects in the daring daylight robbery and kidnapping, which occurred on Tuesday at the Lot 14 No.22 Bel Air, West Coast Berbice home and grocery store of Albert Subhan and his family.
The men, 23 year old Delon Wills, Delroy Hope, both of Mahaica, and Wayne Simpson of Canegrove were on Wednesday remanded to prison by Magistrate Roby Benn when they appeared before him on Friday at the Fort Wellington Magistrate’s Court on three counts of Robbery-under-arms and one for kidnapping.
It is alleged that on Tuesday 10th of January at Bel Air No. 22 village West Coast Berbice whilst in company with others and armed with guns and knives, they robbed Zamina Subhan of $505,000.
They are also charged with robbing Zamina Subhan of a Diamond ring valued at $40,000.
Another charge read that on the same day, they robbed Wasim Shariff of his licenced Firearm and matching ammunition, a gold band, gold ring, wedding band, gold chain, his Driver’s Licence and wallet with $8,000. They are also accused of robbing Shariff of a motorcar PNN 871, valued at $2.6M, which belongs to his wife Ameena Shariff.
They are also charged with Abducting Shariff and holding him for a ransom of $30M. The police had cracked the case after receiving certain information.
They had stopped a car belonging to Wills on the East Coast with the three suspects in side.
A search of the vehicle and the perpetrators unearthed a cellular phone, which was stolen from the kidnap victim Wazim Shariff. A diamond ring, which was also stolen from the victim, was also found. The other stolen items including a firearm and matching ammunition, and cash were not recovered.
The men were subsequently taken on an Identification parade where they were positively identified by the robbery and kidnapped victims.
On Tuesday last five bandits invaded the business premises and brutalized family members before robbing them of close to $1M in cash and jewellery.
They then kidnapped Wazim Shariff, who arrived as the robbery was occurring, and subsequently demanding a $30M ransom.
The suspects’ next court date is the 25th January.