A father and son who allegedly held a woman at knifepoint in her home before robbing her of a quantity of jewellery and cash were today charged and remanded to prison.

Twenty-two-year-old Imran Ali, a construction worker of 205 Thomas Street, Kitty, and Richard Edward, 48, of 30 School Street, Albouystown, appeared before Principal Magistrate Faith McGusty in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.

It is alleged that on June 11, 2019, at Republic Park, East Bank Demerara, while being in each other’s company and armed with a knife, they robbed Toulula Singh of a quantity of gold jewellery valued at $3M and $1.7M in cash, the property of Isiah Kumash.

Both men pleaded not guilty to the charge after it was read to them by the magistrate.

Facts presented by Police Prosecutor Seon Blackman stated that Edward was employed with the victim for a period of time and has knowledge of where she keeps her jewellery and cash.

The court heard that on the day in question, both men went to the woman’s home where they held her up with a knife and robbed her of the articles mentioned in the charge.

The matter was then reported, an investigation was carried out, and both men were arrested and charged with the offence.

Prosecutor Blackman told the court that while in custody both men admitted in written statements to robbing the victim.

The prosecutor objected to bail being granted to the defendants on the grounds of the serious nature of the offence and the penalty the charge attracts. The prosecutor also highlighted the fact that if bail is granted to the men they are likely to interfere with the victim.

The magistrate, after listening to the facts, remanded both men to prison. They were instructed to make their next court appearance on July 17.


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