Suspect charged with mugging retired British soldier

Jose Barker, the man who allegedly mugged the retired British soldier who returned to Guyana to join in the country’s 50th independence anniversary celebration, was yesterday charged with the crime and remanded to prison.

Edward John Constant
Edward John Constant

The city court of Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan heard that on May 30th, at Croal Street, Georgetown, Barker, 34, of Holmes Street, allegedly stole a gold chain, valued $180,000, from Edward John Constant. The charge also stated that sometime before, during or after the robbery, Barker used personal violence on Constant.

Barker pleaded not guilty to the charge and his lawyer, Adrian Thompson, claimed that ….