Security guard remanded on robbery charge

first_imgAn Incident Management Group (IMG) security officer, charged for robbery, made his first Court appearance on Wednesday at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Garfield Edwards of Lot 3580 Stevedore Housing Scheme, South Ruimveldt denied the charge when it was read to him by Magistrate Faith McGusty.The charge stated that on July 15, 2019 at Church Street, Georgetown, he robbed Shafeena Ally of cash and a quantity of items valued at $20, 800.Police Prosecutor Ceon Blackman told the Court that on the day in question, the Virtual Complainant (VC) was on her way to work and while waiting to cross the road, the 23-year-old man rode up alongside her on a bicycle. The prosecution is contending that Edwards snatched the items from the VC and attempted to escape when the VC raised an alarm.According to the prosecution’s case, public-spirited persons responded to the woman’s call for help, gave chase and apprehended the defendant. He was handed over to the Police and the items were recovered in his possession.The Prosecutor further told the Court that the defendant was positively identified by the victim. Edwards was remanded to prison and the case will continue on July 31.last_img

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