No bail for man accused of attempting to rob uniformed cop

Randy Bowen

A Kitty resident was yesterday remanded to prison after he was charged with trying to rob a uniformed police officer.

Randy Bowen was read a charge which alleged that on July 25th, 2018, at Regent Street, he attempted to commit a felony; that is, he, in the company of another and armed with a chopper, attempted to rob Rajkumar Rupa.

Bowen, 20, of 184 Duncan Street, denied the allegation levelled against him.

Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield stated that on the say in question, around 2.45 pm, Rupa, Bowen and another person were in a bus when, in an attempt to rob him, they attacked the rank with a chopper while in the vicinity of Light and Regent streets.

Rupa managed to exit the bus but was allegedly dragged by Bowen after he held on to his bag. The prosecutor noted that Rupa eventually broke free and managed to escape.

Mansfield objected to bail being granted based on the seriousness of the crime and the fact that the complainant is a serving member of the Guyana Police Force.

The court also heard that the accused was previously charged with robbery with aggravation but the proceedings were discontinued after the complainant offered no evidence.

Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, having heard from the prosecutor, remanded the accused to prison and adjourned the matter until August 3rd.

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