Woman ‘mistakenly’ charged for robbery granted bail in High Court

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Alana Taylor was mistakenly charged by the police for robbery.
Alana Taylor was mistakenly charged by the police for robbery.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Alana Taylor of Lot 212 East Ruimveldt, Georgetown was granted $80,000 High Court bail today (Tuesday, March 11) by Chief Justice (ag), Ian Chang.

Taylor was initially refused bail in the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court by Magistrate Judy Latchman for an armed robbery charge. The 35-year-old woman was mistakenly charged by the Police.

She along with two males, Peter McKenzie, a 23-year-old of Lot 298 of Meadow Brook Garden and Anikie Rogers, 19 of Lot 195 of Meadow Brook Garden, both of Georgetown had appeared in Court last week.

They were not required to plead to the indictable offence, which alleged that Sunday, March 2 at Lime Street, also in the city, being armed with a gun they robbed Business woman Elizabeth Hendricks of one BLU cellular phone, one gold ring, one hang bag, one laptop, three blackberry chargers together valued $341,000.

When the matter was first called, Police Sergeant Vishnu Hunt told the Court that, there is a mistake in filing the charge against Taylor. He said she is a friend of the virtual complainant for a number of years and will be used as witness in the matter.

However, despite this information being provided to the Magistrate, the woman was still remanded to prison.

Attorney- at – Law Mark Waldron said the investigators are fully aware that Taylor has no connection with neither of the accused and she has been fully cooperating with the Police.

On the second Court appearance on March 7, Police Prosecutor Joel Ricknauth informed the Court that he was instructed by his Superiors to proceed with the charge against Taylor.

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