Leopold St man remanded on armed robbery charges

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Accused: Akeem Rajkumar

A carpenter found himself before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts yet again after he allegedly attacked and robbed three persons.

Akeem Rajkumar, 27, called “Barney” of Leopold Street, Georgetown denied the allegations put to him by Magistrate Fabayo Azore on Wednesday.

It is being alleged that on April 3, 2018 at said Leopold Street, while being armed and in the company of others, he robbed Rodwell Maynard of some $189,000 property of Damion Elliott.

On that said day at the same location, he allegedly discharged rounds at Elliott.

He denied both allegations and further denied that on April 27, at Croal Street, he attacked and robbed Avril Croft of $85,000 and Janelle Walter of gold jewellery, a phone and cash with a total value of $440,000.

The facts of the case were not disclosed however, Police Prosecutor Simone Payne called for  Rajkumar’s pre-trial liberty not to be granted based on the gravity and seriousness of the offences, and the fact that a firearm was allegedly used.

Magistrate Azore agreed and remanded the defendant to prison, for him to return on June 20, 2018.

Rajkumar is also before the Court, charged on June 27, 2017 with being in possession of 50 grams of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking along with robbing Dexter France of a haversack containing raw gold, a timberland sneakers and a large sum of cash all at a total value of GYD$194,000.

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