24 – Year – old slapped with robbery, 11 other charges; Remanded to Prison

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The police caught alleged gunman, Keron Cummings during an exchange of gunfire recently.
The police caught alleged gunman, Keron Cummings during an exchange of gunfire recently.

[www.inewsguyana.com] –  A 24 – year – old mason of ‘C’ Field Sophia, Greater Georgetown was slapped with twelve charges today, Thursday, March 20 and was remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry.

Keron Cummings pleaded not guilty to three counts of robbery underarms committed on three individuals on Thursday, February 20 at Lamaha Park, Georgetown.

Police Prosecutor Michael Grant said on that day around 11:20 hrs, Clayton Conway, an ex-assistant of the Guyana Police Force, along with his relatives Kimberly Alphonso and her husband Diego Alphonso was at their Lamaha Park home watching television, when Cummings and two others entered their home and demanded all their cash and jewellery at gunpoint .

The three men relieved Conway of $255,000 cash along with other articles, Kimberley Alphonso of cash $30,000 and Diego Alphonso of $235,000 cash and a cellular phone.

The accused also pleaded not guilty to two other robbery underarms charges committed in the city. Particulars of the first offence stated that on March 10 at Guyhoc Park, being armed with a gun he robbed Collin Williams of one motorcar valued $3M, foreign currency, one wrist watch, one cellular phone,  and $8,000 cash.

Particulars of the other offence stated that on March 6 at Durban Backlands, Georgetown, he committed a similar offence on another taxi driver Lionel Seenarine. 

Meanwhile, Cummings also pleaded not guilty to the offence of threatening behaviour. He was also charged with breaking and entering, possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition, two charges of attempting to commit a felony and discharging a loaded firearm.

He will return to Georgetown Magistrate’s Court on April 22 for the five counts of robbery underarms and will make his next Court appearance at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court on April 14 for the other offences.

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