Licensed firearm businessman charged for shooting bandit

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A Kuru-Kuru, Linden/Soesdyke Highway businessman appeared at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court, charged with wounding an alleged robber, who attempted to snatch his gold chain.

Lloyd Thomas appeared before City Magistrate Annett Singh and denied the charge which alleged that on August 17, 2017 at Grandsand Hill Road, East Bank Demerara, he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Anthony Rogers with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

His lawyer, Mark Conway told the court that on the day in question, Thomas was in front of his Grandsand Hill Road home when it is alleged that Rogers drove up in a car and attempted to snatch his client’s gold chain, which is worth over $500,000.

However, during the ordeal, Thomas who is a licensed firearm holder, discharged a round at Rogers. Conway further pointed out that in 2016, the accused was charged with breaking into his client’s home.

Police Prosecutor, Simone Payne made no objection to Thomas being released on bail. Magistrate Singh released Thomas on $50,000 bail with the condition that he report to the Timehri Police Station every Friday until the completion of the trial. The matter was transferred to the Providence Magistrate’s Court for October 19, 2017.

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