Labourer accused of Albert St armed robbery remanded

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Gary Thomas (handcuffed) as he made his way from court

A labourer found himself before Senior Magistrate, Fabayo Azore on Wednesday morning after he allegedly carried out a daring robbery on Albert Street, Georgetown.

Gary Thomas, 23, of 115 Cummings Park, Georgetown denied that while being armed with a scissors, he robbed Yasad Seoram of his cellphone valued $40,000, his wallet valued $5000, his driver’s licence and $19,700 in cash on August 13, 2018.

Thomas told the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts in his denial that he was proceeding on said Albert Street, headed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) when he was stopped by a Police Officer and searched.

He added that he told the Officer that he was headed to see his mother who was hospitalised and as such was sent on his way.

However while walking, the defendant related that he saw a crowd and enquired what had occurred when he was told that a man was attacked and robbed.

Moments after, he told Magistrate Azore that he was surrounded by a group of men who began to assault him claiming that he was the man who carried out the robbery.

As such, he proceeded to the Police Station where he reported the matter but was subsequently held and told that he was being charged for the said robbery.

Police Prosecutor Thornhill had no bail objections but requested that same be substantial.

Bail was granted in the sum of $50,000 and Thomas was ordered to make weekly reports at the Ruimveldt Police Station until the matter is completed before the Court.

Thomas will return to Court on September 26, 2018.

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