Jamal Seymour, a 26-year-old carpenter of Lot 176 Campbell and Sussex Street, Albouystown, Georgetown and Ryan Goodluck, a 29-year-old vendor of Lot 928 Herstelling, East Bank Demerara, were on Monday slapped with armed robbery charges and granted bail.
The men appeared before Magistrate Rushelle Liverpool in the Vigilance Magistrate’s Court and denied the charges when it was read to them.
The duo is accused of robbing the Hong Yuang Supermarket located at Lusignan, East Coast Demerara (ECD) on August 30.
The Prosecutor objected to bail on the grounds of the seriousness and prevalence of the offence, noting that the accused do not live on the East Coast.
The Prosecutor further contended that there is a video confession by the accused and that they have a pending matter at the Sparendaam Magistrates’ Court.
The Magistrate told the Prosecutor that those were not enough grounds and granted bail to the two accused of $150,000 each. The case was postponed until November 6 for reports.
Reports are that four men arrived at the supermarket on two motorcycles at about 19:34h on August 30, and two went in and held the cashiers at gunpoint.
After that, they went into the cash register and took a quantity of GTT and Digicel phone cards and an undisclosed amount of cash.
The men returned to their motorcycles and escaped south on Lusignan Access Road.
Seymour and Goodluck were arrested the same night of the robbery, while Akeem Griffith, another suspect, was nabbed on Friday last.