A teenager who allegedly robbed a man of his phone using an ice pick was yesterday charged and remanded for the offence.

Eighteen-year-old Anthony Edwards of South Ruimveldt, Georgetown denied the charge which stated that on August 1 at Avenue of the Republic, Georgetown, while being in the company of others and armed with an ice pick, he robbed Fabayon Persaud of a phone valued at $26,000.

Facts presented by Police Prosecutor Traceyann Gittens stated that on the day in question, Persaud was walking along Avenue of the Republic, Georgetown, when he was confronted by Edwards and others.

The court heard Edwards, who was armed with an ice pick, placed it to the victim’s side and relieved him of his phone. Edwards and his accomplices then made good their escape.

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

The Prosecutor objected to bail being granted to the defendant on the grounds that he was positively identified by the victim as the person who robbed him. She also highlighted the prevalence of the offence and the penalty the charge attracts. Hence, Magistrate Daly remanded the teen to prison until August 16.


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