Less than a year after release youth back in jail again

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A 22-year-old man who was among the 13 prisoners that escaped the Lusignan Prison in 2017, appeared before Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus Monday, charged with robbery.

Winston Long pleaded not guilty to the charge and was remanded to prison until March 11, 2019.

The Georgetown Magistrate’s Court heard that on February 2, 2019, at High Street, Georgetown, while in the company of others, Long robbed Sherlock Cummings of $3000 cash, a cell phone valued $6,000 along with a $10,000 gold chain with the use of personal violence.

Police Prosecutor Adduni Inniss told the court that on the day in question at about 01:30 hrs, Cummings was walking along High Street when he was confronted by Long and others.

Inniss explained that Long held on to the victim’s jersey and robbed him of the items mentioned in the charge.

The court heard that Long cuffed the victim several times before escaping.

The victim raised an alarm and police on mobile patrol responded.

The prosecutor said that Long was arrested at Stabroek Market with the items in his possession.

Inniss opposed bail on the grounds that Long has two similar matters before the Court and is a flight risk.

Long was among the 13 prisoners who had escaped from the Lusignan Prison on July 24, 2017.

He was sentenced to one-year jail after pleading guilty to that charge and was released from prison on March 11, 2018.

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