Youth charged with Kitty wake house robbery

Accused of robbing a ‘wake house,’ a 19-year-old man was yesterday remanded to prison after pleading not guilty to two counts of robbery.

Kurt Simeon denied that he stole more than $260,000 worth of items on April 14. The first charge against him alleged that the youth, at Shell Road, Kitty, robbed Shahab Ally of over $250,000 in items, including $200,000 in cash and a $50,000 BlackBerry cellular phone.

According to the second charge, Simeon, while in the company of others and being armed with a gun, robbed Anand Kishore Sunilall of a $7,000 Ice Mobile phone.

It is the police’s case that the victims were attending a wake when the defendant and two other persons robbed them, along with several others. According to Prosecutor Deniro Jones, only two of the victims came forward to report the attack. Simeon was later identified in the Albouystown area by one of the victims after the police had been summoned.

Attorney-at-law George Thomas requested reasonable bail for Simeon. According to Thomas, his client is not a flight risk and had no pending matters. The lawyer added that the defendant and Ally are known to each other and share animosity between them. He further stated that Simeon was the victim of a “one man identification parade.”

In reply, Prosecutor Jones denied that the defendant and one of the virtual complainants are known to each other. Jones also objected to bail and noted that the Albouystown address supplied to the court by Simeon’s lawyer was not the same as a previously given address in Eccles.

Simeon was subsequently remanded to prison by Magistrate Ann McLennan and will make his next appearance before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry on May 29.

Comments  

MCC backs Young Windies, Stewart in appeal controversy

LONDON, , CMC – Under-fire West Indies Under-19s and their embattled captain, Emmanuel Stewart, have found backing from the historic Marylebone Cricket Club, in the controversial ‘obstructing the field’ dismissal of South African opener Jiveshan Pillay, during their ICC Youth World Cup match last Wednesday.

Gov’t meets unions on future of sugar industry

In what will be seen as a major development, President David Granger, along with members of  Cabinet, today, met with the President and members of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers’ Union (GAWU) and the National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees (NAACIE) at the Ministry of the Presidency to discuss the future of the sugar industry.

Some sugar workers to get full severance end of January

Finance Minister Winston Jordan today moved in Parliament to amend the government’s request for supplementary provisions which will allow some of the sugar workers made redundant to get their full severance at the end of January.

WPA says backs restructuring of sugar

The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) today announced its support for the government’s restructuring of the sugar industry.

GRA warns about imposters

The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) today warned about the impersonation of licenced customs brokers.

Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly.

We built stabroeknews.com using new technology. This makes our website faster, more feature rich and easier to use for 95% of our readers.
Unfortunately, your browser does not support some of these technologies. Click the button below and choose a modern browser to receive our intended user experience.

Update my browser now

×