Police ‘mistakenly’ charges woman for armed robbery; two others remanded

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Peter McKenzie and Anikie Rogers. [iNews' Photo]
Peter McKenzie and Anikie Rogers. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Two males and a female were today (March 5) remanded to prison by Magistrate Judy Latchman on an armed robbery charge, which they allegedly committed on Sunday last at Lime Street, Georgetown.

Peter McKenzie, a 23-year-old Digicel employee along with 19 – year – old Anikie Rogers, both of Meadow Brook Garden, and 35 – year – old Alana Taylor of Lot 212 East Ruimveldt, were not required to plead to the indictable offence.

It is alleged that on Sunday, March 2 at Lime Street,  being armed with a gun they robbed Elizabeth Hendricks of one BLU cellular phone, one gold ring, one hang bag, a laptop, three blackberry chargers together valued $341,000.

Police Prosecutor, Vishnu Hunt successfully objected to bail citing the seriousness of the offence and the fact that a weapon was used in the commission of the offence. He said it is a likelihood that if granted bail they may not return for trial.

As it relates to Taylor, the Prosecutor did not object to her pre-trial freedom. He added that she is a friend of the virtual complainant for a number of years and will be used as a witness in the matter.

According to the Prosecutor, the police charged the woman by “mistake”. However, despite this, the woman was still remanded to prison.  

Attorney- at – Law, Mark Waldron said the investigators are fully aware that Taylor has no connection with neither of the accused and fully cooperated with the police.

Meanwhile, Attorney –at – Law Paul Fung – A – Fat represented the two men and argued that there is no evidence to implicate his clients. The trio were remanded until March 7.

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