[www.inewsguyana.com] – Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry remanded a 19 – year-old young man of Charlestown, on a robbery under arms charge.
Ron Collins pleaded not guilty to the charge, which alleged that on Friday, April 04 at Lombard Street, Georgetown , being armed with a knife he robbed Molly also called “Pepper” of one Blackberry Bold cellular phone, one leather purse, one Guess sunglasses and cash $80,000 together valued $166,000.
Police Prosecutor Michael Grant told the Court that at around 13:00 hrs the virtual complainant was walking out of Ramroop Furniture Store when the defendant approached her. He placed a knife to her neck and demanded that she hand over the articles mentioned in the charge.
Collins made good his escape and after a report was made to the Police, he was apprehended with the items in his possession.
Prosecutor Grant successfully objected bail by citing the seriousness and gravity of the charge and the matter was adjourned to April 22 for statements.