Repeat offender escapes from Brickdam police station; caught, charged with robbery
Well-known convict and repeat offender, Anthony Prince called “Clive Forde” was on Wednesday remanded to prison for robbery and escaping from police custody.
Prince, 21, of Tucville, Georgetown appeared before the Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan, at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and pleaded not guilty to the charge, which alleged that on June 9, 2021, at the Brickdam Police Station while being in police custody on an arrest warrant, he escaped.
According to the court prosecutor, Prince is currently before another city magistrate on a simple larceny charge. However, a warrant was issued for his arrest since he had absconded from court.
On June 9, he was arrested and taken to the Brickdam Police Station, where he was handcuffed. Prince allegedly managed to free himself of the handcuff and ran out of the station. He was rearrested on July 3.
In court, Prince told the Chief Magistrate that he was not handcuffed and that he paid an officer $5,000 for his freedom. The Chief Magistrate remanded Prince to prison until July 14.
Meanwhile, he was later taken before City Magistrate, Leron Daly, to answer a charge of robbery. He pleaded not guilty to the charge, which alleged that on May 17, at Duncan Street, Newtown Kitty, he robbed Carl Gonsalves of a bag, a number of face masks, and cash amounting to $27,000.
Magistrate Daly remanded Prince to prison until August 6, 2021.
Back in January, Prince was released on $30,000 bail for a robbery committed on a Venezuelan national. In 2020, Prince was released from prison after serving a four-year sentence for armed robbery.