Handyman remanded over robbery of security guard

A handyman accused of robbing an RK’s Security Services guard of $145,000 worth of items while being armed with a cutlass was yesterday remanded to prison by Magistrate Hazel Octave-Hamilton.

The allegation against Leon Garraway is that on August 5 at Georgetown, being armed with a cutlass, he robbed Deborah Caesar of one VHS radio, a phone charger and a cell phone, a total value of  $145,000, property of the said Caesar.

The 32-year-old resident of 71 Norton Street was not required to plead to the indictable charge of robbery under arms when it was read to him at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

When given a chance to speak, the accused said that he is innocent of the charge levelled against him.

According to him, he was pushing a cart on the day in question when the complainant began looking at him in an offensive way.

Sometime later, Garraway said that Caesar went to the police station and laid an allegation against him and he was arrested and charged.

Police Corporal Venetta Pindar said that on the day in question, the accused was seen by the virtual complainant removing her items when he attacked and injured her with a cutlass as she confronted him.

The prosecution objected to the accused being granted his pre-trial liberty, citing that the offence is a serious and prevalent one.

The prosecution contended too that if granted bail, there is a likelihood the accused will interfere with the witness and may not return to court to stand trial.

Garraway was subsequently told that he would be remanded to prison. His matter was transferred to Court One for October 26.

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