Man who robbed Police, snatched gun in GT club remanded

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A 21-year-old Bent Street, Werk-en-Rust man was on Thursday remanded to prison for allegedly robbing and stabbing a Police officer in the Aces Club at Second Street Alberttown, Georgetown.

The accused, Keston Duke, appeared before Cheifc Magistrate Ann McLennan and pleaded not guilty to the charge.

It is alleged that Duke, while in the company of others, robbed Julius Bowlin of a $21,000 gold chain and a pistol with six rounds of ammunition valued $125,000, property of the Guyana Police Force.

The incident occurred on December 15, 2018 at the Lot 92 Second Street, Alberttown club.

Duke was also charged for wounding Bowlin during the course of the robbery; he also denied that allegation.

It was claimed that Duke disarmed the cop and took away his gold chain. When the cop resisted, he was stabbed to his head, stomach and hands.

CCTV footage was obtained from the club.

Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield in his objection to bail told the court that Bolwin was on undercover duties at the time.

Mansfield explained that the cop is still hospitalised due to the injuries he sustained.

The Police later retrieved the gun in a garbage heap after receiving an anonymous call directing them to a location in South Ruimveldt, Georgetown.

The Chief Magistrate remanded Duke to prison until January 4, 2019.

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