Andrew Estcott, 22, of 145 Middle Road, La Penitence, Georgetown, was charged with multiple counts of possession of firearm and robbery under arms when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
He pleaded not guilty to all counts when they were read to him. The charges ranged from possession of firearm and ammunition to four counts of armed robbery.
It is alleged that on October 15, 2016, at Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara (WBD), he had in his possession several firearms and three .32 rounds of ammunition, without being the holder of a firearm and ammunition licence.
On the same date and location, while being armed with a gun, he robbed Anand Persaud of $24,260.
On the same day at the same location, while being in the company of others and being armed with a gun, he robbed Vaughn Billy of $168,000.
Additionally, on October 15, 2016, at Onderneeming, WBD while being in the company of others and being armed with a gun, he robbed Ashley Persaud of $100,000 and $75,000 worth of phone cards; property of Double J Supermarket.
Also on October 14, 2016 at the same location, being in the company of others and being armed with a gun, he robbed Jean of $200,000 and $80,000 worth of phone cards.
On October 11, 2016, at the same location while being armed with a gun, he robbed Laurel Rice of $60,000 property of Jesus Restore Supermarket.
The carpenter will return to the Wales Magistrate’s Court on November 3. He was remanded to prison.