Man remanded to prison for Robbery under arms, discharging loaded firearm

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[www.inewsguyana.com] – Liston Marcus of John Fernandez Squatting area, Georgetown, was remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry for the offences of robbery under arms and discharging a loaded firearm.

MarcusHe pleaded not guilty to the offences, one of which alleged on April 29 at West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, being armed with a gun he robbed Calvin Daniel of one gold band valued $600,000.

The second charge alleged that on the same day, at West Ruimveldt, he discharge a loaded firearm at Kurt Brown, with intention to maim, disfigure or cause harm to him.

Police Prosecutor, Michael Grant told the Court that around 19:30hrs, the victim was at Cool Square when he was approached by the defendant with a gun and relieved him of the gold band.

Subsequently, a scuffle ensued which caused the defendant to receive injuries. He managed to escape but was later apprehended after an alarm was raised and a police officer and persons in the area gave chase.

The Prosecutor objected to bail by citing the nature and gravity of the offence and the fact that a gun was used in the commission of the crime.

The unrepresented man denied the allegation, stating that he was sent by his grandmother to purchase a loaf of bread when a group of men accused him of committing a robbery and gave him a thrashing.

Bail was refused and the case will call again on May 23.

 

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