Suspects in internet café stick up positively identified by victim – court hears

Two men are now in prison on remand after they allegedly used a gun to stick up and rob an internet café worker.

It is alleged that on August 25, Joshua James, 17, of Tucville, and Mikey Blair, 33, of Lot 1, East Ruimveldt, who were armed with a gun, robbed Cort Duke.

They pleaded not guilty when the charge of armed robbery was read to them by Magistrate Judy Latchman. At the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court

Duke, who was on duty at Uprising Internet Café, located at Lot 22, Castello Housing Scheme, told police investigators that the duo held him up and relieved him of $70,000, which represented proceeds from the day’s business.

Police Prosecutor Sergeant Vishnu Hunt told the court that acting on information, the two accused were arrested and Duke, at an identification parade, identified them as the persons who held him up and robbed him.

Defence counsel Latchmi Rahamat made a bail application for the two but Hunt objected to bail on the grounds that a dangerous weapon was used and the prevalence of such crimes. As a result, they were denied bail until September 26.

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