Crying Turkeyen man denies chain snatching charge

A weeping Turkeyen man was on Monday remanded to prison after he denied snatching a woman’s gold chain.

Marlon Williams, 37, who is a minibus and taxi operator, was charged with robbing Darshani Ramsook of a $50,000 gold chain.

Williams, who began to cry even before the charge was read, pleaded not guilty.

Police prosecutor Arvin Moore then objected to bail being granted to the accused, citing the prevalence and seriousness of the offence.

Moore went on to state that on the day in question, Ramsook was walking when  Williams approached her, told her not to make a sound, snatched her chain and made good his escape.

He was, however, arrested two days after the incident.

After hearing Moore’s account, Williams told the court that he is a hardworking man who is well known in the area and if he had committed a robbery he would have been caught the same day. He begged the court not to send him to prison, having also asserted that the police told Ramsook to implicate him as the person who robbed her.

Despite the man’s tearful pleadings, Magistrate Latchman remanded him to prison and adjourned the matter until June 25th.

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