Baroombar employee, friend remanded for robbery

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Compton WilliamsTwo men were today remanded to prison by the Chief Magistrate Priya Beharry. A Security Guard attached to Baroombar Leroy Holder of 48 Princess Street and a Butcher Campton Williams of Cinema Street Diamond Housing Scheme where both charged with robbery underarms committed against Bejamin Parks.

The particulars of the offence stated that on June 27 at Ruimveldt Public Road both accused armed with an unlicensed firearm attacked and robbed Parks of several articles which includes a .32 pistol and cash totaling $3.2M.

Campton Williams and Leroy Holder were also charged with intent to commit a felony. Holder and Campton pleaded not guilty to this offence as well.

Meanwhile Leroy Holder was faced with two other charges namely fraud, possession of a .32 pistol and 11 .32 live rounds of ammunition without being the holder of a firearm license.

He pleaded not guilty all three offences which stated that on July 05 at Camp Street Georgetown he had one .32 firearm and 11 .32 live rounds of ammunition on his possession without being the holder of a firearm license.

On the same day at Camp Street Georgetown he was driving a motor car with number plate PNN 8687 which is said to be PPP 8438. According to police prosecutor Vernette Pindar on July 05 at about 15:30 hours ranks were on mobile patrol when they received certain information.

The ranks saw motor car PNN 5687 and as a result proceeded towards the vehicle when they saw Holder in the driver seat of the car and Williams who was standing outside of the vehicle on his cellular phone. The police prosecutor also disclosed that the ranks made checks with the document for the car and noticed that the number plate should have been PPP 8437 and not PNN 8687.

The prosecutor said that both accused were arrested and taken to the Brickdam police station. According to the prosecutor, when both accused arrived at the Brickdam police station, a search was conducted on the motor car when a .32 pistol and 11 .32 live rounds of ammunition were found concealed in the compartment between the driver and the passenger seats of the motor car.

Campton Williams and Leroy Holder were told about the allegation and denied having knowledge of the items. In regard to the intention to commit a felony charge; the police prosecutor said that based on information Williams and Holder were seen driving motor car PNN 5687 behind a red SUV from Kitty public road through several streets and eventually stopped at a gas station where they were arrested.

Attorney – at – Law Basil Williams represented Campton Williams and told the court that his client spent three days in prison and that he was initially arrested for being in possession of a firearm without being the holder of a firearm license.

However, the police prosecutor explained that the firearm that was found on his client is the firearm that was taken away from the Virtual Complainant during the robbery on June 27 and as a result he is also charged jointly with Leroy Williams for the offence of robbery underarms.

Based on the information presented in court, Magistrate Priya Beharry refused bail and transferred the matter to another court room. However, when both accused appeared before Magistrate Judy Latchman, they were further remanded to prison until July 12. [Royan Abrams]