Two security guards and a serving member of the Guyana Police Force were this morning charged over the Wallison Enterprise multi-million dollar gold heist.
Peon Lee, 35, a security guard of Lot 1781 Second Street, Mocha, Keyon king, 32, a Sergeant attached at the Guyana Police Force (GDF), and Delroy Jackson, 37, a security guard of Kendal Street, Golden Grove, East Bank Demerara, were before Principal Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts and were slapped with four joint charges.
It is alleged that while being armed with guns and in the company of each other, they robbed Francis Santos Lumes of 60 ounces of raw gold valued at $20 million and $38 million in cash. It is also alleged that the men while being armed with guns, and in the company of each other and others, they robbed Fernanda Carmicheal of a cell phone worth $350,000.
It is further alleged that the men, while being armed with guns, and in the company of each other and others, they robbed Francis Santos Lumes of a gold chain valued at 140,000, a gold ring valued at $60,000, and $14,000 in cash, total amount being $214,000. The final charge alleges that the men while being armed with guns, and in the company of each other and others, they robbed William Da Silva of a cell phone valued at $60,000.
King pleaded guilty to the charge of stealing gold and cash however he later changed his plea to not guilty. He noted that he is unrepresented and was not thinking clearly. He was remanded until August 27. While the others, also denied the charges and were remanded until August 24.
Lee was represented by attorney Jacy Archibald, while Jackson was represented by attorneys Dexter todd and Dexter Smart.
Wallison Enterprise, which is located at Lot 23 Gordon Street Kitty, Georgetown, was robbed on Thursday last at 10:05hrs after three men stormed the business under the pretense of selling gold.
Cops had reported that the three men went to the location with a white car and parked it north of the building and entered the compound, through the main gate, after they told the security guard that they were there to sell gold. The three armed men then entered the waiting area where they spoke to the cashier and showed her a package, which they had claimed contained gold that they wanted to sell.
The men then pulled out their firearms and ordered her into an office where the money and gold were secured. They then robbed the business owner and the cashier, of one cellular phone valued at $300,000, $38,000,000 cash, 61 ounces of raw gold valued at $20,000,000, and one cellular phone valued at $60,000.
While exiting the three men took a DVR box, but cops still managed to gain the footage of the robbery from other hidden CCTV footage.
Arrests were then made after a security guard, who was involved in the robbery confessed.
According to information, police went to the house belonging to King and found $18 million buried in a bucket in the backyard. King told the police that his girlfriend, who is also a
a serving member of the GDF was innocent.