Craig man robbed youth, court hears

-denies charge but repays money

A 58-year-old man accused of stealing $75,000 from a young man was on Wednesday placed on $50,000 bail when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Courts.

Stephen Braithwaite, a father of two of 257 Craig, East Bank Demerara denied that on June 24 at Georgetown he stole $75,000 from Davindra Kumar. His attorney Paul Fung-A-Fat told the court that on the day in question, the complainant was playing a game of “three-cards” and lost and as a result, said that his money was stolen. The lawyer contended that Kumar’s money was not stolen and said his client vehemently denies the charge leveled against him.

However, Prosecutor Bharat Mangru told the court that on the day in question at about 1pm, the virtual complainant (VC) was walking along Demico House on Croal Street when he saw a $1,000 on the ground, picked it up and gave it to an identifiable male standing at a table. Moments later, Mangru said, the VC was surrounded by  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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