Acting Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry yesterday remanded a 31-year-old labourer charged with sticking-up and robbing two persons of cash and items amounting to over $1M.
Randy Morris of East La Penitence, was not required to plead to the indictable charge of robbery under armswhen it was read to him in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.
The court heard that on September 23, at Bourda Market, Morris, while being armed with a gun, robbed Indira Dhandoo of three cellular phones valued $120,000; gold jewellery amounting to $300,000 and $1M. Also on the same day, he is accused of robbing Mohammed Kameer of one cellular phone valued $150,000.
In his defence Morris told the court that the police never hosted an ID parade and he has no knowledge of the offences. Further, he said, “It is just an allegation your worship.”
Prosecutor Lionel Harvey told the court that on the day in question four men who were all armed with hand guns robbed the two VCs of the articles stated in the charge. He added that on October 11, police, acting on information held an identification (ID) parade and the accused was subsequently identified by Kameer as one of the four robbers. Harvey then asked the court to deny bail on the grounds that Morris has other matters pending in court.
He was ordered to appear in Court Five on October 18 for reports and fixtures.
Morris was also charged with the gunpoint robbery of an American citizen where he escaped with over $900,000 in cash and items. The magistrate granted him bail in the sum of $250,000 on this charge.