A seaman today appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts facing charges of larceny.
Carl Hilliman, 27, of Lot 124 Regent Road Bourda, Georgetown pleaded not guilty to the charge, which stated that on February 6, 2016 at Durban Street, Georgetown he, in the company of others, robbed Larry Josiah of two cellular phones valued at $53,000.
The defendant claimed that he did not commit the act and has never seen the person who he allegedly robbed.
He added that the Virtual Complainant (VC) told police officers that three short men robbed him but stated that he is tall.
Police Prosecutor Deniro Jones told the court that the VC is a Special Lance Corporal and explained that on the day in question at around 02:30h, the suspect along with others on Durban Street robbed him, threatened to shoot him and squirted pepper spray in his eyes.
A report was subsequently made and the defendant was arrested in the vicinity of Campbellville Bus Park.
Magistrate McLennan remanded Hilliman to prison. The case will continue on February 29.