Repeat offender back in court for armed robbery

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Less than three months after being freed of an armed robbery charge, 20-year-old Antonio Maraj found himself before City Magistrate Leron Daly again for the same offence on Friday, November 10, 2017.

Maraj denied that on November 02, 2017 at D’Urban Backlands, Georgetown while being in the company of another and armed with a gun, he robbed Wes Matthews of an iPhone along with other items totalling $71,000.

Police Prosecutor, Richard Harris objected to bail on the grounds that Maraj is a known character to the court. According to the Prosecutor, the defendant is a repeat offender and he has four ongoing matters before the court.

As such, bail was refused and he was remanded to prison until November 24, 2017.

The Court heard that on the day in question, the victim was at a shop at D’Urban Backlands and while exiting the shop, the defendant along with another rode up behind him on a motorcycle and held him at gunpoint.  The men demanded Matthews hand over his valuables before they escaped.

In August, Maraj was freed of $1.4M robbery charge by City Magistrate, Faith McGusty.

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