A worker attached to the Uitvlugt Sugar Estate was remanded to prison after he was slapped with a robbery under arms charge.
Sheldon Manning, 31, of Plantain Walk, West Bank Demerara, pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him by Magistrate Christel Lambert at the Vreed-en-Hoop Magistrate’s Court.
It is alleged that on August 12, 2016, at Uitvlugt while being armed with an offensive weapon – a knife – he robbed Alex Allicock of one cell phone and $13,000 in cash.
The prosecution contended that on the day of the incident around 19:00h, the Virtual Complainant (VC) was walking along the Uitvlugt Public Road when the defendant attacked him from behind.
The VC was struck to the back of his head and fell to the ground after which the defendant relieved him of the items.
Allicock was picked up by public-spirited persons and a report was lodged at the Leonora Police Station. The defendant was positively identified by the VC during an identification parade.
He was subsequently taken into custody and charged. He will make his next appearance in court on September 12, 2016.