Taxi driver charged with armed robbery

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A 33-year-old taxi driver, who allegedly shot and robbed a businessman, was on Monday remanded to prison on two counts of armed robbery and firearm related charges.

Lester Joseph appeared before Magistrate Judy Latchman at the Georgetown Magistrate’s and was remanded to prion until October 2, 2017 after denying all of the charges.

It is alleged that Joseph on September 02, 2017 at King Street, Georgetown while being in the company of another and armed with guns, robbed Collen Acro of a gold and diamond chain, valued $950,000.

It is further alleged that during the said robbery, Joseph discharged a loaded firearm at Acro with intent to maim, disfigure, disable, or to cause him grievous bodily harm.

Joseph was also charged with being in possession of a .32 pistol along with five matching rounds when he is not a licensed firearm holder. The unrepresented man told the court that he has another ongoing court matter in the North West District but he failed to attend any hearing.

Police Prosecutor, Shawn Gonsalves objected to Joseph being released on bail on the grounds that the accused poses a flight risk and the seriousness of the charges.

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