Fish vendor remanded on robbery charge

first_imgA fish vendor accused of robbing a man of a cellular phone and cash was on Wednesday remanded to prison.Jonathan Ishmael is accused of robbing Rajendradat Seodat of a Samsung cellular phone, valued $20,000, and $1400, and appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Ishmael denied that on October 14, 2018, at Ramp Road, Ruimveldt, Georgetown, while being in the company of another and armed with a knife, he robbed at Seodat of his Samsung cellular phone and cash.According to the facts presented to the court, on October 14, Seodat was walking along Ramp Road when the fisherman and another male rode up alongside him and asked for $200. While the victim was in the process of taking out the cash, the defendant pulled a knife from his pants waist and pointed it at the victim. He, along with his accomplice, then relieved the victim of his cellular phone and cash. The matter was reported, and Ishmael was arrested.In court on Wednesday, Police Prosecutor Quinn Harris opposed bail on the grounds of the seriousness of the offence and the penalty it attracted.Magistrate Azore upheld the prosecution’s submission, and remanded the fisherman to prison. The case will continue on November 21, 2018.last_img

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