EBD man remanded for robbery under arms


An alleged “big time” robber from the East Bank of Demerara (EBD) was on Monday remanded to prison by Magistrate Fabayo Azore at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.

Robbery suspect: Ron Simmons
Robbery suspect: Ron Simmons

Ron Simmons, 31, was brought before the court on two counts of robbery under arms.

The first charge alleged that on May 3, 2015 at Covent Garden, EBD, in the company of others and armed with a gun, Simmons robbed Valdes Nickram of G$100,000 cash, four cellular phones valued G$140,000, three wristwatches valued G$39,000, and a quantity of jewellery valued at G$1 million.

It is also alleged that the defendant on March 3, 2016 at Diamond, EBD, again being armed with a gun, robbed Carlos Moreno of several items: one cellular phone valued G$40,000, one pair of boots valued G$10,000, one backpack valued G$8000, one laptop computer valued G$100,000 and US$300 (equivalent to G$60,000), a total value of G$218,000.