Schoolboy robbery lands man in jail
A man who allegedly robbed a schoolboy of an LG cellular phone was denied bail when he faced Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine Beharry at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court yesterday.
Marlon Fredericks told the court that he was not guilty of the allegation that he in the company of others carted off with a first form Secondary school student’s cellular phone valued at $45,000.
The child was reportedly in the vicinity of Camp Street, clad in his school uniform when the defendant and four others rode up to him on bicycles and robbed him before escaping.
The child accompanied by his grandparent made a report to the police mobile outpost outside Stabroek Market. They later returned to the scene of the crime where the schoolboy identified the defendant as one of the persons who robbed him.
After his arrest, a memory card belonging to the said cellular phone was recovered on Frederick’s’ person.
The prosecution objected to bail based on the circumstances, and nature of the crime as well as the punishment it attracts.
Fredericks was therefore remanded to prison.