Tambico McKenzie, one of the men who was allegedly run over by a woman as he fled after allegedly robbing her, testified on Monday that he had no part in the crime.
McKenzie and co-accused William Evans were charged with attacking Marissa Hohenkirk with a knife and robbing her of an iPhone, a gold chain, a gold and diamond ring and three gold bands, all totaling $370,000 in value.
The robbery occurred on February 9, 2015, at Cane View Avenue, South Ruimveldt Park.
Police had said that after Hohenkirk was robbed, she pursued the men in her car and ran into them, which led to their arrest.
Under the guidance of his attorney, McKenzie told the court that on the day of the robbery he was standing in front of Cevon’s Waste Management awaiting a bus to travel to East Ruimveldt.
He added that he recalled standing at the bus stop for about 10 minutes when an unmarked vehicle pulled up and two police officers came out. He stated that one of the officers told him that he was a suspect in a robbery that took place and his reply was, “What robbery?”
A search was then conducted on him, McKenzie told the court, and the officers recovered 40 Euros, $1,340 Guyana currency and some ganja. McKenzie told the court that he was beaten by the officers in his head and face and thrown into the car trunk and taken into Ruimveldt, where he was placed in a vehicle with Evans.
He added that they were then taken to the East La Penitence Police Station, where he discovered that Evans was also a suspect in the robbery.
McKenzie reiterated that he had no knowledge of the robbery and that the allegations brought against him are false.
The matter will be called again on Thursday, when McKenzie will be cross-examined by the prosecution and Evans is expected to testify.