21-year-old O-Keeffe Wilson, a laborer of Lot 40 Cross Street, McDoom, and 18-year-old Tyrone McRae, a fisherman of Lot 70 Kane Ville, East Bank Demerara, were remanded until next week after they were charged for using a gun to rob a man of his gold chains.

The two youths were brought before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts where they were charged. The men denied that on December 4, at Middle Road, McDoom, Georgetown, they broke and entered the home of Derick Christopher Benettand and stole two gold chains valued $321,000.

According to the information provided to the court, the men were seen by Benett walking in the area at around 17:15 hrs. At the time he had been drinking with a friend. He left the friend at his home and went to a shop in the area to purchase beverages and upon his return he was ambushed by the men.

The court heard that after the man entered the yard, Wilson approached him while another man armed with a gun held it toward Benett. Wilson removed the chains while McRae was standing at the gate. They then escaped with the gold chains and the man went to make a report at the Ruimveldt Police Station. Subsequently, the men were arrested and positively identified by the virtual complainant to the police.

The Court Prosecutor objected to bail on the grounds of the prevalence of the offense, the serious nature, and the dangerous weapon used. After heading the facts, the Magistrate remanded the two men until next Monday.


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