[www.inewsguyana.com] – Two young men accused of robbing a Royal Castle Deliveryman of cash and a cellular phone were remanded to prison by Magistrate Ann McLennan.
Akeem Halton, 18 of Lodge Housing Scheme, Georgetown, along with a juvenile of Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara, both pleaded not guilty to two charges, one of which alleged that on April 15 at Georgetown, being in company of others armed with a knife they robbed Derek Jones of one Blackberry cellular phone valued $45,000.
The other charge alleged that they also robbed him of one bag valued $8,300 and $50, 860 cash property of Royal castle.
Attorney – at – Law, Madan Kisson represented the juvenile, while Halton was unrepresented. The Lawyer requested bail in a reasonable sum and asked the Magistrate to take the young man’s age into consideration.
Police Prosecutor Dinero Jones told the Court that the complainant was on his motorcycle when four men attacked him with a knife. They relieved him of the articles and made good his escape. He managed to raise an alarm and with the assistance of public spirited citizens, two men were caught.
The Prosecutor successfully objected to bail by citing the seriousness and prevalence of the offence and the case was put off to May 23.