Mason remanded for robbing Indian National


A 19-year-old mason was on Wednesday remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for an armed robbery committed on an Indian National.

Shawn Collins of Russell Street, Charlestown appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and pleaded not guilty to the charge. He was remanded to prison until August 10.

Particulars of the charge alleged that Collins, on July 31, at Kitty Seawall, while in the company of others, and armed with a knife, robbed Sabaronie Magadai of an $80,000 cell phone.

According to reports on the day in question, the victim was “liming” at the Kitty seawalls with friends. It is alleged that Collins walked up to the victim and begged him for $1,000.

After Magadai refused, Collins pulled out a knife while his four accomplices surrounded them. The men robbed the victim and escaped on foot.

The victim reported the matter to the police and a search was conducted in the area.

During the search, the victim pointed out Collins to the police. Collins, however, ran away and threw the cellphone into the nearby rocks.

The phone was retrieved and Collin was eventually apprehended.

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