Vagrant remanded for allegedly stealing money from friend



woman-in-handcuffs[] – Robert Gittens, a vagrant, was today refused bail by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry on a robbery with aggravation charge.

It is alleged that on Friday, October 17 at Georgetown, he robbed James Sundas of $6,000 and made used of personal violence towards the victim.

The Court heard that both the virtual complainant (VC) and the defendant are vagrants. On the day in question, around 23:10hrs, Sundas was sleeping on the pavement, when they had a misunderstanding and Gittens subsequently dealt him several lashes about his body and relieved him of the cash. The defendant then made good his escape and the matter was reported.

Police Inspector Michael Grant, prosecuting, opposed bail on the grounds that Gittens has no fix place of abode and if bail is granted he may not return for his trial.

The prosecution’s objection was upheld and the matter was adjourned until November 14.




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