While armed with a gun on January 21, Collis Collison, 18, and Mark Vaughn, 42, of 27 Dowding Street, Kitty, Georgetown, allegedly robbed Irene Arjune of a quantity of articles valued $693,000.
They appeared yesterday before acting Chief Magistrate Priya Beharry at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court charged with offences ranging from robbery under arms to unlawful possession of firearm and ammo.
Police prosecutor Stephen Telford told the court that on the day in question, about 11:20 hours, Irene Arjune was walking along Robb Street, Georgetown, towards her car, when two defendants approached her from behind.
The number one accused, Collison who was armed with a gun demanded that she hand over everything. As a result, Arjune became terrified and handed over her handbag, two plane tickets and $515,000 in local currency. With that the suspects escaped, but only to be confronted by patrolling ranks who were some distance away.
One of them reportedly ran back to the victim and returned the stolen loot.
The police are also alleging that on the same day, Collison had in his possession a .32 Taurus pistol and six matching rounds without being a licenced firearm and ammunition holder.
When asked by the Magistrate if he had any special reason why he should be granted bail, Collison told the court that Vaughn was nowhere on the scene when the police arrested him.
Collison pleaded not guilty to all three of the charges while Vaughn who was represented by attorney at-law Adrian Thompson pleaded not guilty to the charge instituted against him.
Thompson, in his bail application, accused the police of being “vindictive” against his client, who is a gold miner. The lawyer said that on the day in question, “Vaughn was nowhere near the scene and is very outraged that he is being charged for a crime he did not commit.”
With that Thompson applied for bail in a reasonable sum and stated that his client has no matter pending before the court.
Telford then objected to bail on the grounds of the offence committed and requested that the suspects be remanded. The prosecutor mentioned that Vaughn has a matter of similar nature pending in another court but further investigation during the case hearing, prove the prosecution erroneous.
Magistrate Beharry remanded Collison but allowed Vaughn bail in the sum of $50,000 and made the matter returnable for February 7.
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