A man was today charged and released on $140,000 after he was accused of robbing two persons while they sat in a Route 47 minibus.

Alfred Taylor, 23 of Lot 7 Stanleytown, West Bank Demerara, appeared before Senior Magistrate Leron Daly in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.

The first charge stated that on June 27, 2019, at Stabroek Market Square, Georgetown, he robbed Keith James of a phone valued at $100,000 and $16,000 in cash.

It was further alleged that on the same day and at the same location, he robbed Akash Persaud of a phone valued at $25,000.

Taylor denied both charges after they were read to him by the magistrate.

Facts presented by Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh stated that on the day in question at around 15:00 hrs, the victims were sitting in a route 47 minibus when Taylor entered the bus, dealt them several lashes about their bodies, and relieved them of their possessions. The court heard Taylor then exited the bus calmly and was attempting to walk away when an alarm was raised. Persons in the area were able to apprehend the defendant and he was handed over to the police. An investigation was then carried out and Taylor was charged with the offences.

Prosecutor Singh objected to bail being granted to the defendant on the grounds of the prevalence of the offence and the fact that the defendant was previously charged with a similar offence.

Magistrate Daly after listening to the facts released Taylor on bail in the sum of $140,000.


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