[www.inewsguyana.com] – Twenty – one – year old Teon Simon of West La Penitence, Georgetown was charged on Monday, June 15 with the offence of robbery under arms before City Magistrate Fabayo Azore.
The young man pleaded not guilty to the offence, which alleged that on June 13 at La Penitence, Georgetown, being armed with a gun he robbed Marcia Rampersaud of two gold rings valued $40,000 along with a gold chain worth $20,000.
Police Prosecutor Simone Payne did not reveal the details to the court but successfully opposed bail based on the the seriousness and of the offence and that a gun was used during the commission of the crime.
Payne informed the court that the articles mentioned in the charge were found in Simon’s pocket and he was positively identified by Rampersaud. Bail was denied and the matter was transferred before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry for June 18.