Two remanded for choking, robbing man on Croal Street  


Two young men were Friday remanded to prison for the brazen daylight robbery on a man which occurred recently at Croal Street, Georgetown.

Court regular, Chris Pollard, 21, and Jamal Delph, 25, appeared before City Magistrate Leron Daly and denied that on February 8, 2022, at Croal Street, they robbed Riaz Ahmad of one iPhone 6S cellular phone valued at $48,900 along with $700 cash.

The News Room had reported that CCTV cameras captured the moment when Ahmad, a 33-year-old businessman, was attacked, robbed, and left unconscious by the two defendants. The incident occurred around 11:45 hours.

Footage shows when the businessman, who was walking on Croal Street, was attacked from behind by Pollard, who choked him, while Delph took the items from his pocket.

The men then escaped on foot and the matter was reported by the victim after he regained consciousness. Hours later, the men were arrested at separate locations by the police.

The police prosecutor objected to the duo being released on bail citing the nature, gravity, and prevalence of the crime.

He also pointed out that Pollard allegedly committed the crime while out on bail for similar charges.

The Magistrate refused the duo bail and remanded them to prison until March 11, 2022.

Pollard is currently before the courts on a series of robbery related charges committed on persons around the Stabroek Market area. In 2019, Pollard was sentenced to one-year imprisonment for snatching a man’s cellphone.

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