Electrician remanded for stealing shot gun from security guard during robbery
A 27-year-old electrician was Friday remanded to prison for allegedly stealing a shotgun belonging to a security guard during a robbery at Aubrey Barker Road, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown.
Joshua Thomas of South Sophia appeared before City Magistrate Leron Daly and was required to enter a plea to the armed robbery charge.
Particulars of the charge alleged that Thomas on July 31, at A-Wen 9 Supermarket, robbed Christopher Hintzel of a shotgun along with six matching rounds valued at $225,000 and the property of CMC Security Service.
Police Prosecutor Christopher Morris told the court that the firearm was stolen during a robbery at a Chinese Supermarket on July 31.
Morris said that on August 10, Thomas was arrested during a raid at Plum Park, Sophia.
The prosecutor said that the defendant when questioned by officers, admitted that he and another man had stolen the shotgun.
He then took the ranks to a ‘ball field’ at Plum Park where the shotgun was found.
Thomas’ attorney, Madan Kissoon made an application for reasonable bail.
However, Prosecutor Morris objected on the grounds of the seriousness and nature of the charge.
Magistrate Daly upheld the objection and remanded Thomas to prison until September 9.