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19-year-old remanded over robbery committed on Essequibo couple

Charged: Moraino Thomas

Moraino Thomas, a 19-year-old construction worker, was remanded to prison for robbery under arms committed on a family home on the Essequibo Coast last Friday.

Thomas of Adventure Public Road, Essequibo Coast, appeared virtually in the Suddie Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Esther Sam.

The Administration of Justice (AJA) was applied, and the accused pleaded not guilty to the charge. He was remanded to prison, and the case was adjourned to January 5, 2023.

MTV News Update had reported that a hire car driver arrived home at about 20:00 on the day in question, and as he was about to enter his house, he was confronted by two males, one of which was armed with a cutlass.

Thomas allegedly dealt the hire car driver a lash to the head, which caused him to scream, alerting his wife.

She went to his assistance and was subsequently tied up. The bandits then took a black smart television, one amplifier, three cell phones, two car keys, and $118,000 in cash.

Quick response by ranks in the division led to the arrest of Thomas. It is unclear if Police in the Region managed to arrest the other suspect.


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