A La Penitence man was today slapped with an aggravated robbery charge when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.
19-year-old David Larose of Lot 20 Independence Boulevard La Penitence, Georgetown pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him.
It is alleged that on March 9, 2016 at Albouystown, Georgetown while using personal violence, he robbed Andre Rogers of 1 Motorcycle CF1322 valued $400,000 and 2 cell phones valued $8000, a total value of $408,000 all property of Andre Rogers.
The prosecution’s facts stated that the Virtual Complainant (VC) and defendant are known to each other. One the day in question, the defendant assaulted the VC and took away the motorcycle. The motorcycle was recovered after it was brought back to the VC by the person it was sold to by the defendant.
As a result of the robbery, the VC sustained severe injuries to his head and had to be rushed to the Dental School for surgery.
Police Prosecutor Deniro Jones unsuccessfully objected to bail due to the gravity of the offense.
However, bail was granted in the sum of $175,000 and the defendant was ordered not to go within 50 feet of the VC until completion of the trial.
This matter will be called to court again on April 7, 2016 for statements.