Accused bag snatcher remanded

first_imgThirty-two-year-old Kess Brown was on Wednesday brought before Magistrate Faith McGusty at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to the charge of robbery with violence.The welder, who resides at Water Street, Georgetown, denied the charge which stated that on April 19, 2019, at Camp Street, Georgetown, he robbed Sabrina Dugnauth of a handbag containing her driver’s license and cash – a total value of $9000.The prosecution is contending that on April 19, the defendant, while being in the company of another, robbed the Virtual Complainant while she was walking along Camp Street. The court heard that the VC put up a fight but the defendant was very aggressive and hit her.The VC raised an alarm but the man escaped. He was later apprehended by police ranks and the items were recovered.Police Prosecutor Annalisa Brummel objected to bail on the grounds that the defendant is a flight risk. She also stated the serious nature of the offence where personal violence was used.The defendant in a bail application told the court that he is innocent and was trying to assist the VC after witnessing her being robbed. He claimed that the police case is false since no item was found on him. He urged the police to review security cameras in the area. Magistrate McGusty remanded him to prison. The case will continue on May 15, 2019.last_img read more