Youth charged with armed robberies committed at Kitty jewellery shop

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A 24-year-old construction worker was on Wednesday remanded to prison for the armed robbery committed on five people at a jewellery shop in DaSilva Street, Kitty, Georgetown.

Jason Cadogan of Seaforth Street, Kitty appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court slapped with five counts of armed robbery.

Cadogan pleaded not guilty to the charges which alleged that on August 18, 2021, while being in the company of another and armed with a gun, he robbed Suraj Paul, Ronald Junior, Bibi Bacchus, Rajpattie Rangoli and Sachin Khan of a quantity of gold, cash and other items totalling $2.7M.

Attorney-at-law Latchmie Rahamat applied for bail on the grounds that her client is innocent because at the time of the robbery, he was at a pool party. She further submitted to the court that Cadogan’s alibi can be supported by 10 people who were at the party.

Police prosecutor Gillian Simmons told the court that the robbery occurred at around 20:45hrs and was committed by three men, all of whom were armed with guns.

The business owner, Dexter John was at his shop tending to customers when the bandits stormed the premises and demanded that everyone hand over their valuables. After collecting the loot, the suspects escaped on two motorcycles.

Cadogan was later arrested by police in connection with another crime; he was placed on an identification parse and was positively pointed out by John.

The prosecutor told the court that Cadogan is the second person who is charged in connection with the robbery. The prosecutor objected to Cadogan being released on bail citing the nature, gravity and penalty attached to the charges.

The Magistrate upheld the prosecutor’s objection and remanded Cadogan to prison until November 17, 2021.

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