Robbery accused stabbed victim with broken bottle – court told

An Albouystown man was refused bail when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan yesterday and pleaded not guilty to four separate charges including armed robbery.

It is alleged that Kerry Cromwell, 23, of Lot 130 King Edward Street, Albouystown, while armed with a broken bottle, robbed Deon Hilkin of a gold chain valued $45,000, his identification card, a quantity of documents and $42,000, on September 27 at Georgetown.

Cromwell, a father of one, while in custody at the Ruimveldt Police Station pending an investigation of robbery under arms on October 2, allegedly resisted arrest, assaulted Police Constable Shem Mattai and escaped from police custody.

According to Police Prosecutor Deniro Jones, who objected to bail based on the gravity of the offences, on the day in question, Cromwell confronted the virtual complainant, with the intention of relieving him of his possession. When the complainant refused, Cromwell stabbed him and made off with the items. Moreover, Jones said, while Cromwell was at the police station following his arrest, he pushed the officer and fled from his custody.

Cromwell will next appear in court on January 12, 2016.

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