Albouystown youths remanded for alleged robbery

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court[www.inewsguyana.com] – Two men charged with robbery under arms were remanded to prison by Magistrate Judy Latchman.

Twenty-year-old Raheem Benn of  William Street, Kitty and 18-year-old Hakim Morgan of Albouystown, both pleaded not guilty to the charge, which alleged that on July 3 at Albouystown, Georgetown, both being armed with a half of a scissors, robbed Julian Whyte of one bicycle and $2,000 cash together valued $20,000.

Police Prosecutor, Joel Ricknauth told the Court that the virtual complainant (VC) was riding his bicycle heading home when the duo placed the alleged weapon to his neck and relieved him of the articles.

As they were riding away with the victim’s bicycle, he complained to an officer on duty who then sent a transmission over to ranks in Albouystown. Both men were arrested and identified by the victim and the bicycle and alleged weapon were found in their possession.

Prosecutor Ricknauth objected to bail in relation to Morgan on the grounds of the seriousness of the offence and the fact that he has a pending matter before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine- Beharry.

Bail was refused for both unrepresented defendants and the case was put off to July 10.

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