Construction worker charged over $1.4M Sheriff St robbery

A construction worker was yesterday remanded on two counts of armed robbery after a city court heard that there are more charges pending against him.

Lennox Kurt, 33, denied both charges after they were read to him by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.

The first charge stated that on September 20, at Sheriff Street, while in the company of others and armed with a gun, Kurt robbed Dianna Andrews of a Samsung Galaxy Edge 7, valued at $200,000, along with other items having a total value of $1,421,339, which were the property of Cellular Planet Incorporated.

It was further alleged that Kurt also robbed Andrews of a Samsung Galaxy J3 phone, valued at $30,000.

According to attorney Tiffany Jeffrey, Kurt was never placed on an identification parade nor were the items or a gun found on him.

However, police prosecutor Arvin Moore objected to bail being granted, while stating that there was footage of the accused committing the crime. The prosecutor also stated that Kurt was wanted in both ‘C’ and ‘D’ divisions for a series of similar offences.

Subsequently, the Chief Magistrate remanded Kurt to prison, citing public safety and him potentially being a flight risk.

The matter was then transferred to the court of Magistrate Leron Daly and adjourned until November 17.

 

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