Albouystown man slapped with armed robbery charge after buying new car
Kevin Nelson of Lot 66 Barr Street Albouystown was on Friday last placed on $400,000 bail when he appeared before Magistrate Hazel Octave- Hamilton at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court for the offence of armed robbery.
Nelson’s charge read that on December 21, 2011, he was armed with a gun, and while in the company of others, he robbed Hardial Harry Persaud of $1,685,000. The incident reportedly took place at Meadow Bank Georgetown.
Nelson was not required to plead.
Attorney-at-law Melvin Duke appeared for Nelson in association with George Thomas. Duke requested reasonable bail for his client. He said that the 26 –year- old accused is a licensed tobacconist at the Stabroek Market where his family also operates well established businesses.
Duke went on to say that the only reason his client was arrested is because he bought a new car. The lawyer continued that the police are alleging that the car was purchased with proceeds from the December heist.
Duke also said that his client was arrested in last year for the offence and later released.
He added that due to the new vehicle that his client subsequently purchased, he was rearrested and charged.
The accused was also no stranger to the Magistrate having appeared before her previously.
The Prosecutor did not object to bail but requested a large bail sum for the accused. Nelson was also requested to report to the Criminal Investigations Department at least once weekly.