Linden duo remanded on armed robbery charge

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court[www.inewsguyana.com] – Two young men from Linden were yesterday remanded to prison by Magistrate Ann McLennan for the offence of armed robbery.

Twenty – three – year old Robert Beckles of Victory Valley and 20 – year – old Kestor Gilkes Blueberry Hill, Wismar Linden pleaded not guilty to the charge, which alleged that on December 08 at 1597 Central Ameila’s Ward, Mackenzie Linden, being together armed with a knife, they robbed Alexander Hernandez of one cellular phone and driver’s license together valued $9,500.

It is also alleged that they stole a microwave, stove, washing machine, clothes dryer, blender, food processor, music amplifier, Onkyo equalizier, camera monitor, novex camera, dustbin, water dispenser, plastic table and chair set, three flat screen television sets and two rocking chairs among other items together valued over $2.1M, property of Chetram Ramlochan.

Attorney – at – Law, Clyde Forde represented Gilkes and requested bail, stating that his client is not a flight risk and is willing to accept any conditions required by the Court.

Police Prosecutor Dinero Jones objected to bail on the gravity of the charge and the fact that personal violence was used in the commission of the offence.

Bail was denied and the matter was transferred to the Linden Magistrate’s Court for December 17.

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