Man, 25, remanded for armed robbery of fish vendor


A 25-year-old labourer was on Wednesday remanded to prison for the armed robbery of a fish vendor at the Meadow Bank wharf in Georgetown.

Tito Prescott, a father of two, also of Meadow Bank, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and was represented by attorney-at-law Ronald Daniels.

Prescott denied that on November 20, 2021, while being armed with a gun and in the company of another, he robbed Gildat Ramoutar of $900,000.

His attorney, during an application for bail, told the court that his client is innocent and has an alibi for the day in question.

The police prosecutor told the court that at around 06:00hrs, Ramoutar was at the wharf with his truck GYY 7008 selling fish when he was confronted by Prescott and another man, who was armed with a gun.

The other man pointed the firearm at Ramoutar while Prescott allegedly pushed his hand into the victim’s pocket and removed his money. The men escaped and Ramoutar reported the matter to the Ruimveldt Police Station.

Three days later, Prescott was arrested and positively identified by the victim. The prosecutor objected to Prescott being released on bail citing the prevalence and seriousness of the offence.

The Chief Magistrate remanded Prescott to prison until December 1, 2021.

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