Amelia’s Ward man charged with sticking up vendor after bananas buy

Kerwin Estwick, of Amelia’s Ward, Linden, was yesterday charged with the gunpoint robbery of a vendor, who he is accused of holding up just minutes after buying bananas from her.

Estwick denied that on October 29, at Mackenzie, Linden, he robbed Sharda Timal of a quantity of items amounting to $419,000.

He was, however, refused bail by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry when he was charged at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court.

Prosecutor Bharat Mangru said that Timal owns and operates a provision truck. He added that on the day of the robbery, the accused in the company with others went to Timal and purchased two pounds of bananas.

He added that after they purchased the bananas, Estwick pulled out a gun and robbed Timal.

However, Estwick was subsequently pointed out during an identification parade by Timal and he was arrested and charged, according to Mangru.

The prosecutor objected to bail, based on the seriousness and prevalence of the offence.

The Chief Magistrate chose to refuse bail and Estwick was remanded to prison until November 12, when the case will be heard at the Christiansburg Magistrate’s Court.

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