Taxi Driver charged with armed robbery


Hosea King. [iNews Photo]
[] -Taxi driver, Hosea King was remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry for a robbery under arms charge.
He pleaded not guilty to the charge, which alleged that on March 15 at High and Barrack Street, Kingston, Georgetown, being in company of another armed with a knife robbed Isaac DaSilva of a cellular phone value $100,000.

The Court heard that on the day in question around 21:30 hrs, DaSilva was walking along High and Barrack Street, when two males approached him, took away his cellular phone and made good their escape in a waiting car – HC 6168 – which was driven by King.

A subsequent reported was made, the car was stopped and the said cellular phone was found on King. Police prosecutor Bharat Mangru objected to bail on the grounds of the seriousness and prevalence of the offence.

The unrepresented man was remanded to prison and the matter was postponed to April 24.



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