Duo remanded over $1.3M carjacking

Two men were yesterday remanded when they appeared before acting Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court after they were accused of stealing a motorcar valued at $1.3M.

It is alleged that Marlon Babb, 20, of 707 East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, and Carl De Jonge, 19, of 2026 Hummingbird Street, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, robbed Carlton Jerrick of his motorcar and used personal violence against him.

According to the prosecution, the virtual complainant is the owner of a taxi and while he was in the vicinity of KFC on Vlissengen Road,  he was stopped by the suspects and hired to take them to D’Urban Backlands.

On arrival at the destination, the number one accused allegedly stepped out of the vehicle and made his way to the driver’s door where he ordered Jerrick to step out of the vehicle.

After the VC refused, the number two accused then choked him from behind while the other dealt him a cuff to the face.

The driver was then taken out of the vehicle while the two men made good their escape in the car. However, police on patrol followed behind, quickly capturing the suspects. They were positively identified by the complainant.

When the men appeared in court, they both submitted a not guilty plea.

Magistrate Sewnarine-Beharry refused both of them bail on the grounds of being a flight risk. They will return to court on July 14 when statements will be served.

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