Man remanded for allegedly robbing Police Detective


A 22-year-old poultry farmer, who is accused of robbing a Police Detective at gunpoint, was on Monday remanded to prison by Magistrate Judy Latchman.

Collin Eswick of South Amelia’s Ward, Linden appeared at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court, where he denied that on August 21, 2017 at Irving Street, Georgetown, while being in the company of another and armed with a gun, he robbed Roshan Rampersaud of a $100,000 Iphone, a Samsung Note 5 valued $125,000, $129,000 cash and a black wallet worth $12,000.

Police Prosecutor, Shawn Gonsalves told the court that on the day in question, the defendant was armed with a gun and fired a shot at Rampersaud.   According to Gonsalves, the robbers then relieved the injured man of the articles and cash mentioned in the charge before escaping.

The Prosecutor objected to Eswick being released on bail on the grounds that more charges are likely to be instituted against the defendant since the victim was shot and injured during the ordeal.

Magistrate Latchman ruled in the prosecution’s favour and remanded the poultry farmer until October 2, 2017.

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