[www.inewsguyana.com] – Anferny Lantazar, a mason of Ruimveldt, Georgetown, charged with robbery under arms and break and enter was remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry on Tuesday, March 25.
He pleaded not guilty to both charges, which alleged that between March 19 and 20 at West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, he broke and entered the dwelling place of Rahlyn Morgan and stole one Jialing motorcycle and one Blackberry cellular phone together valued $220,000.
Particulars of the second charge alleged that on February 18, at Mandela Avenue, Georgetown, being armed with a cutlass, he robbed Hamzie Baksh of one gold chain, one BMX bicycle, one Blackberry cellular phone and $3,000 cash together valued $45,000.
The Court heard that Baksh was riding East along Mandela Avenue and was subsequently stopped by the defendant who placed a cutlass to his neck and relieved him of the articles mentioned in the particulars.
Police Prosecutor, Michael Grant successfully objected to bail, citing the seriousness of the offence and the penalty attached. He said the defendant has prior convictions.
In this regard, the accused told the Court that he is only aware of one charge and was never convicted for any offence, but was remanded to prison for two weeks.
He will make his next Court appearance on April 11.