Crying vendor remanded on robbery charge

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A-26-year old clothes vendor was on Monday remanded to prison by Magistrate Judy Latchman for the offence of armed robbery.

Dewayne Phillips of East Ruimveldt, Georgetown denied that on September 5, 2017 at North Road, Bourda while being in the company of another and armed with a gun, he robbed Shenatta Ann Boyce of a gold chain and pendant valued $168,000.

According to reports, on the day in question, Boyce was at Bourda Market buying fruits when it is alleged that the defendant pointed a gun at the woman and snatched her gold chain, before making good of his escape.

Phillips’ lawyer, Keoma Griffith however told the court that his client is being victimised and harassed by the police. The defendant cried throughout his court hearing as he stood in the prisoner docks.

Police Prosecutor, Shawn Gonsalves objected to the accused being released on bail on the grounds that a gun was used to commit the crime and the prevalence of the offence,

Magistrate Latchman ruled in the prosecution’s favour and remanded Phillips until September 25, 2017.

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