South Ruimveldt man remanded on charges of robbery, possession of firearm, ammo

first_imgA man of Lot 379 South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, appeared before Magistrate Judy Latchman at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on charges of robbery, possession of firearm and ammunition.It was alleged that on September 30, 2016 at Eccles, East Bank Demerara, while being in the company of others and armed with a dangerous weapon, a firearm, he robbed Reita Arakhan of one Apple iPhone valued $100,000, a cheque valued $700,000, and other articles valued $260,000. The items are valued $1,060,000 in total.It was also alleged that on October 11, 2016 he had in his possession a .38 revolver at Ruimveldt, Georgetown, without being the holder of a firearm licence.It was further alleged that on October 11, 2016 he had in his possession eleven .38 ammunition.Prosecution facts revealed that on September 30, 2016, Arakhan went to Demerara Bank on Camp Street to withdraw money and just as she was about to enter her home, two bandits pounced upon her with a firearm, relieving her of her valuables.The prosecution further added that, acting upon the report by Arakhan, the police searched the defendant’s home at Ruimveldt and unearthed the firearm and matching rounds.Semple, 38, who was unrepresented in court, was refused bail after the prosecution objected to bail on the nature of the crime.The defendant is scheduled to make his next court appearance on November 2, 2016 before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.last_img read more