[www.inewsguyana.com] – Two men charged with robbery underarms were remanded to prison by Magistrate Judy Latchman on Wednesday, January 15.
Trevor Barrow, 21 and Charles Rollins of Lot 15 Third Street, Agricola both pleaded not guilty to the charge, which alleged that on Sunday, January 12 at Agricola, East Bank Demerara, being together armed with a gun, they robbed Althea Bailey of two cellular phones valued $45,000.
Police Prosecutor, Vishnu Hunte objected to bail citing the seriousness and prevalence of the offence and the fact an alleged gun was used in the commission of the crime.
In his objection, the Prosecutor told the Magistrate that if bail was granted, they may tamper with witnesses since they attempted to speak with the Virtual Complainant (VC) before the matter was called in Court.
Rollins told the Court that he is a vendor and a father with a pending assault matter before another Court.
Before the matter was called, the court was adjourned and the two defendants were kneeling in the dock, crying and trying to explain to the VC that they did not steal the phones. They were warned several times by the police that they were loud and disturbing the Court and are not allowed to communicate with the VC. Bail was refused and the two men will return to Court, January 27 for statements.