Man charged for gunpoint robbery of money changer

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A 23-year-old Lodge, Georgetown resident was on Tuesday remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for the armed robbery committed on a money changer last month.

Akeem Sinclair denied the charge; it is alleged that on July 29, 2018, at America and Longden Streets, Georgetown, while being in the company of others and armed with a gun, he robbed Rickford Richardson called ‘Bigga’ of $120,000 cash.

Sinclair was unrepresented in court.

Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield told the court that on the day in question, Richardson was standing between America and Longden Streets when the accused and another person rode up beside him on a motorcycle.

Mansfield added that Sinclair, who was the pillion rider, got off from the motorcycle and approached Richardson, pointing a gun at him.

The victim became fearful for his life and handed over the money; however, Sinclair shot him to the thigh before making good his escape on the motorcycle.

Sinclair was positively pointed out during an identification parade.

The Magistrate remanded Sinclair to prison until July 31.

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