Two remanded for allegedly robbing man of gun, other valuables

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Two men were on Monday remanded to prison for allegedly robbing a man of his licensed firearm and other valuables while he was walking along Water Street, Georgetown.

Deon Cromwell, a 31-year-old vendor of King Edward Street, Albouystown, and Ceon Maynard, a 26-year-old construction worker of New Market Street, were arraigned before City Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus.

The duo denied that on January 19, 2022, at Water Street, while being armed with a gun, they robbed Randal Singh of one .32 semi-automatic pistol, 14 matching rounds, a gold chain, and a ring along with cash totaling $631,000.

The police prosecutor told the court that on the day in question, the victim was ambushed by the duo; they held him at gunpoint, relieved him of the items and escaped on foot.

The matter was reported to the police and Cromwell and Maynard were later arrested; they were positively identified by the victim during an identification parade.

The prosecutor objected to the pair being released on bail citing the nature, gravity, and penalty attached to the charge.  As such, they were remanded to prison until February 28, 2022.

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