Trio remanded on armed robbery charge

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Robbers 2[www.inewsguyana.com] – Three men accused of barging into a man’s apartment and robbing him at gunpoint where remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine – Beharry today (January 13).

The accused: Keon Simon, Akeem Marshall, 19, and Lionel Khudu, 22, all pleaded not guilty to a robbery under arms charge.

Particulars of the charge stated that on January 12, at La Penitence, Georgetown, while being armed with a gun they robbed Anthony Powley of his $20,000 TV cellular phone, $70,000 laptop and $7,500 cash.

Akeem Marshal
Akeem Marshal

According to the Prosecution’s facts, about 03:15 hours that morning Powley was alone in his apartment when he heard a strange sound outside.

Police Prosecutor Michael Grant said that when Powley ventured outside to ascertain the source of the noise, he was confronted by the defendants who were armed with a handgun.

According to Grant, the accused led Powley into his apartment and conducted a search, taking the items mentioned in the charge into their possession.

The Court heard that someone in the vicinity observed the incident and alerted the police who swiftly arrived at the scene. Grant said when the ranks rapped on the door, it was Khudu who opened it.

The Court was told that the cellular phone and cash were found in Simon’s pocket while the laptop was in a bag.

The ranks, Grant said, arrested the three men and took them to the police station where they were subsequently charged. The firearm was not recovered.

Grant offered several objections to them being allowed their free trial liberty. Bail was refused and the matter was transferred to Magistrate Fabayo Azore for January 20.

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