Accomplice in botched ECD robbery remanded
A 23- yearold convict who was implicated in a botched robbery on the Liliendaal Public Road, Railway Embankment, East Coast Demerara on August 29 2017 was on Monday arraigned at t he Sparendaam Magistrates’ Court.
Mark Griffith of 31 Sheet Anchor, Canje, Berbice appeared before Magistrate Seepaul-Ally and was not required to the plead to the indictable charge which stated that on the day in question, he attempted to rob a businesswoman at the said location.
The court also heard that earlier this year, Griffith was sentenced to two years in abstentia for armed robbery by a Berbice Magistrate.
He was remanded until October 04 2017.
On the day in question, Griffith and his 24-year-old accomplice, Trydon Mun- roe attempted to carry out a brazen robbery on a 42-yearold interior flight services supervisor and her security escort (bodyguard), who had travelled to the Eugene F. Correia International Airport to uplift a package containing valuables.
Reports indicated that the woman was cornered along the Liliendaal Railway Embankment Road in the vicinity of the Giftland Mall junction when a dark coloured vehicle drove into her path, blocking her.
Two men then exited that vehicle bearing weapons, and pounced on the businesswoman, being unaware that her armed escort was seated in the vehicle.
Dismissed Prison Officer Trydon Munroe of Levi Dam, Angoys Avenue, New Amsterdam was shot and killed by the businesswoman’s bodyguard during the robbery attack, while his accomplice –Griffith- escaped with gunshot wounds, but later surfaced at a city hospital.
Munroe’s lifeless body was found by detectives near a .32 pistol with three live matching rounds. He allegedly had been dismissed from the Guyana Prison Service after several breaches of the rules and regulations of that entity.