The three suspects who were allegedly involved in the brazen Ramada Princess Hotel Casino robbery and
shoot-out were remanded to prison after appearing in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.
Wayne Griffith, 29, a vendor, Julius Stewart, 30, and Andre Blackman, 35, the security guard attached to the security firm owned by the Virtual complainants were not required to plea to the indictable charge which stated that on April 29 at Providence, East Bank Demerara, being armed with guns, they robbed Daniel Ronald and Alfia Ramadar of $8.5 million.
According to Police Prosecutor Deniro Jones, the files for the case are still to be completed. He objected to bail based on the gravity of the charge and its stiff penalty and the fact that weapons were used to carry out the crime.
The prosecutor added that further charges are to be laid against the men, including attempted murder.
Attorney George Thomas in his submissions to the court said Griffith and Blackman were physically abused while they were being held in the Providence Police Station. He also claimed that the men were denied the right to seek medical attention.
Thomas also told the court his client Blackman hasn’t made any written nor oral statements to the police. He requested reasonable bail be granted.
Two of the suspects are also said to have similar matters in court. His submissions were overruled by Magistrate McLennan and the three men were remanded to prison.
The case will continue on May 20.