A man charged with armed robbery was granted bail on Friday, while his counterpart was remanded to prison after he was also charged with escaping police custody at the magistrates’ court in Georgetown.
Levon Cameron and Kevin Wilson were both accused of robbing Mahadeo Sookram of a cellular phone valued $40,000, on December 25 at D’Urban street, Georgetown. They were said to be armed with a knife. They both pleaded not guilty to the charge and Cameron was granted $40,000 bail.
Wilson, however, was remanded to prison after another charge alleged that on December 27, at the East Ruimveldt police outpost, he escaped the custody of the police pending an armed robbery charge. Wilson, who was swiftly re-arrested, pleaded guilty to the charge.
Wilson said the reason he tried to escaped was because he was attacked and beaten with a baton by the police and when he was re-arrested he was beaten some more.
However, the police prosecutor said that Wilson was behaving in a disorderly manner, and on several occasions threatened to hang himself. Due to the threats, the police subjected the prisoners to a search, and it was while they were investigating the prison cells that Wilson ran out of the cell and escaped.
Both matters are adjourned until January 25, 2019.