Accomplice in botched robbery appeared in court
One week after his accomplice was shot dead, 23-year-old Mark Griffith was arraigned at the Sparendaam’s Magistrates’ Court to answer to a charge of attempted robbery.
Griffith, of lot 31 Sheet Anchor, Canje, Berbice was not required to plead to the indictable charge, which stated that on August 29 2017, he, accompanied by the now dead 24-year-old Trydon Munroe, attempted to rob a 42-year-old interior flight services supervisor in the vicinity of the Giftland Mall, on the Railway Embankment, East Coast Demerara.
It was also disclosed in court that the accused was sentenced to 2 years imprisonment, in abstinent, earlier this year for armed robbery.
Griffith is expected to reappear on October 4 2017.
It was previously reported that on August 29, the duo in a dark coloured motor car opted to block the path of the businesswoman at Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara.
The bandits then pounced on the woman in her motor car, unaware that she was being accompanied by her own body guard.
As such, the security official, seeing that the perpetrators were armed, opened fire. This resulted in Munroe being killed at the scene, while Griffith fled on foot since the motor car they had arrived in, had abandoned them.
Later, police received information that a man checked into the Georgetown Public Hospital to nurse gunshot wounds. He was later identified as Griffith.