Miner remanded for allegedly stealing gold chains

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Accused, Kevin Mingo (iNews' photo)
Accused, Kevin Mingo (iNews’ photo)

[www.inewsguyana.com] – A 23-year-old miner accused of snatching four gold chains in Albouystown, on Thursday appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates Court where he was charged with robbery.

Kevin Mingo of Guyhoc Park, Georgetown, denied that on April 27 at Albouystown, being armed with a gun, he robbed Anfernie Cantazar of two gold chains. In addition to that, he was also accused of robbing Patrick Dundas of another pair of gold chains, a total value of $113,000.

The court heard that Dundas and Cantazar stopped at a shop in James Street, Albouystown to purchase cigarettes. As the two men were about to enter a car Mingo approached them with a gun and relieved both of them the articles mentioned in the charge.

It was also related by Prosecutor Bharat Mangru, that after the robbery Mingo tried to escape on a bicycle but was soon caught by the victims, who refused to allow him to flee with their valuables.

Bail was denied for the unrepresented man, after the prosecution made objection on the grounds of the seriousness, prevalence and penalty attached to the offence.

The matter was adjourned to May 19.

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