[www.inewsguyana.com] – A city resident accused of being a part of a gang who cornered a South Ruimveldt man and brutally trashed him until they managed to strip him of almost $1M in cash and items, was remanded to prison on Monday, February 02 by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry.
Cornell Grimes, of Joseph Pollydore Street, Lodge pleaded not guilty to the charge, which alleged that on January 24, at Roxanne Burnham Gardens, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown he, along with others and through the use of personal violence, robbed Terrence Meusa of one gold and diamond ring worth US$2300, US$960 cash, and $360,000.
Police Prosecutor, Inspector Grant said that the incident occurred while Meusa was returning home. He told the Court Grimes and two others confronted Meusa and Grimes reportedly armed himself with a Guinness bottle.
The Prosecutor explained that the defendant dealt Meusa several blows until the bottle broke and he then used it to stab the victim about his body. The gang relieved the men of the items and ran away.
Meusa reported the incident to the East Ruimveldt Police Station and later pointed Grimes out. Further investigations led to the defendant being charged with robbery with violence.
Attorney-at-Law Mark Waldron, who represented Grimes, explained that the accused has no previous criminal record and comes from a good home. The Prosecutor objected to bail citing the serious nature, prevalence and manner in which the crime was committed.
Grant cited the penalty the offence attracts. Bail was refused and Grimes will appear in court again on February 13.