A taxi driver was this morning charged and remanded for robbing a man of $500,000 at the popular Blue Martini Club, while his two accomplices who shot the man are being sought by police.

Thirty-one-year-old Nicholas Chow of 254 Freeman Street, East LaPenitence, Georgetown, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.

He pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on February 28, 2020 at Lamaha and De Abreu Streets, Newtown, Georgetown, while being in the company of others and armed with a gun, he robbed Neil Dutchin of $500,000, a phone valued $20,000 and a knife valued $500.

Facts presented by the Police Prosecutor stated that on on the day in question the victim was at the night club with some friends when he and Chow got into an argument over who initially sat on a stool. The court heard, Chow went away and later returned with two men, one armed with a handgun. The men then confronted Dutchin and shot him once to his abdomen and once to his right leg. They then robbed him and made good their escape. Dutchin was then picked up in a bloodied state and rushed to the hospital where he was admitted.

The matter was then reported and following investigation, Chow was arrested and charged for the offence. The Prosecutor objected to bail being granted to the defendant on the grounds that the bedridden victim is still hospitalized. The Prosecutor also highlighted the fact that the defendant was charged and convicted before for a similar offence. The Magistrate remanded Chow to prison until March 25.


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