Man recently released from jail charged with armed robberies

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A 27-year-old Leopold Street, Georgetown resident, who was recently released from prison, was on Monday remanded to prison on two armed robbery charges.

Omalo Williams, a father of two appeared before Chief Magistrate (ag) Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus and pleaded not guilty to the two charges.

It is alleged that on May 25, 2019, at Smyth and Leopold, Street, Williams while in the company of others and armed with guns, robbed LaToya Lowenfield of a $170,000 cell phone.

It is further alleged that Williams, under the same circumstances, robbed Odwin Lowenfield of a cell phone and cash totalling $91,000.

Police Prosecutor Adunni Inniss told the court that Williams is no stranger to the court since he had served an 11-months sentence for similar charges. The News Room understands that Williams was released from prison on May 24, 2019.

Inniss opposed bail on the grounds that the accused has other charges before another court; he was remanded to prison until June 24, 2019.

According to reports, on the day in question, the victims were walking along Smyth and Leopold, Street when they were allegedly confronted by Williams and others, who were armed with guns.

The victims were relieved for their valuables and the robbers escaped.

The Police later arrested Williams and he positively identified by the victims during an ID parade.

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