Taxi driver, Miner charged with armed robbery refused bail

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IMG-20140912-WA0006[www.inewsguyana.com] – A Taxi driver and 22-year-old Miner was on Friday refused bail on a robbery under arms charge by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry.

Nicoli Brasil of 99 Laing Avenue and Terry Cromwell of 130 D’Edward Street, Albouystown, both of Georgetown pleaded not guilty to the charge which alleged that on Tuesday, September 9 at Enachu Street, Section K Campbellville, Georgetown, being together armed with a gun they robbed Ashanti Lawrence of one bag, one Samsung Galaxy cellular phone, two jerseys, one pair of jeans and $12,000 cash together valued $105,500.

Police Prosecutor Michael Grant told the Court that on the day in question around 11:30 hrs the victim was walking along Enachu Street and had the articles mentioned in the charge in her bag.

The two defendants confronted her at gun point and relived her of the stolen items. Subsequently, she reported the matter and acting on information ranks went to both of the accused men home and they were identified by the victim.

The Prosecutor successfully opposed bail on the grounds of the nature and gravity of the offences and the fact that an alleged weapon was used in the commission of the offence.

The unrepresented duo with no prior convictions will return to Court on September 30 before Magistrate Judy Latchman.

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