No bail for accused in attempted knife-point robbery

A construction worker was yesterday remanded to prison on a charge of attempting to commit armed robbery.

The charge against Teshaka Bobb alleges that on September 8th, 2018, at Albert Street, Alberttown, he attempted to commit a felony, being armed robbery, while armed with a knife and in the company of another. It is alleged that he attempted to rob Randy Bourne.

Bobb denied the allegation and told the court that he knew nothing about it. He then stated that he was hit down by the police.

However, Police Prosecutor Quinn Harris stated that on the day in question the complainant was standing in front of his business place, where he was approached by the accused, who was armed with a knife. At that time, a police patrol was passing and saw what was taking place and arrested the accused.

Harris objected to bail being granted based on the seriousness of the offence. 

Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman subsequently adjourned the matter until September 24th and remanded Bobb to prison. Afterward, Bobb broke down into tears and continued to tell the court he knew nothing about the offence.  

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