Man charged with attempted murder of dog food vendor

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A 20-year-old Welder was on Thursday remanded to prison for the attempted murder of a North Ruimveldt, Georgetown dog food vendor during an armed robbery.

Naresh Samaroo of Albouystown, Georgetown appeared before Magistrate Judy Latchman and was not required to plea to the charge.

It is alleged that on September 24, 2018, at Stevedore Street, North Ruimveldt, he caused grievous bodily harm to Shane Cooper with intent to commit murder.

He was represented by Attorney-at-law Latchmi Rahamat, who told the court that her client was kept over 72 hours by the police without an extension.

Police Prosecutor, Shallon Daniels told the court that on the day in question at about 21:15 hrs, the victim was at his business place, when he was approached by the accused and two others who were armed with a gun.

The men ordered Cooper to hand over his jewellery but Cooper ran away when he was shot in the leg and back.

He was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).

Prosecutor Daniels told the court that Samaroo was positively identified by the victim as one of the persons who attacked him.

Magistrate Latchman remanded Samaroo to prison until October 17 when he will appear before Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan.

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