No bail for accused in classroom stick-up

Shawn Bobb, who stands accused of robbing a teacher at gun-point at the West Ruimveldt Primary School, was remanded to prison yesterday by a city magistrate.

Bobb was faced with the charge when he appeared before Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court Two yesterday.

It is the police’s case that Bobb, along with others, attacked Shevon Brewster in her classroom at the school at approximately 3:15pm on June 12. It is alleged that he stole a BlackBerry Z10 smartphone, valued at $138,000, a gold chain worth $100,000, US$200 and $10,000 among other items from Brewster during the robbery.

Bobb was arrested and charged following investigations of the robbery.

Stabroek News had been told that the 20-minute-long ordeal began as the teacher was waiting on some of her students to complete recording the homework that was given to them. Bobb and another man allegedly entered and enquired about a pupil they identified as “Junior.” However, after being told that no such pupil was in the classroom, Bobb and his accomplice allegedly robbed Brewster.

Magistrate McLennan remanded Bobb and transferred the case to the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court One, where it will be called on September 15.

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