Public Security employee charged with armed robbery

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A 25-year-old Office Assistant attached to the Ministry of Public Security appeared before Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus, charged with robbery under arms.

Shaquille Duncan of Festival City, South Ruimveldt Gardens, Georgetown pleaded not guilty to the charge which alleged that on February 5, 2019, at Mandela Avenue, he and others robbed Steve Monroe of a $360,000 gold chain while armed with a gun.

Police Prosecutor Quinn Harris objected to bail and told the court that the young man was caught by public-spirited persons.

Duncan was accidentally shot to his left shoulder by his alleged accomplice who intended to shoot public-spirited citizens that were chasing them after the robbery.

The accomplice managed to escape on a white XR motorcycle leaving a wounded Duncan behind.

News Room understands that on the day in question at around 16:35hrs, Steve Munroe was at a Super Bet Outlet on Mandela Avenue and Plaza Bridge when two men, one of whom was armed with a gun, snatched a gold chain off his neck.

The Magistrate remanded Duncan to prison until March 4, 2019.

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