Cane harvester remanded for armed robbery

first_imgA cane harvester of Blairmont Sugar Factory was on Wednesday remanded to prison on an armed robbery charge when he appeared at the Fort Wellington Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Rhondell Weaver.Bharat Madray, 26, of Benet Street, Rosignol, West Coast Berbice, Region Five (West Berbice/Mahaica), was not required to plead to the indictable charge which alleged that on April 1, 2016  at the Rosignol Market while armed with a dangerous weapon, a gun, he robbed Ramdat Singh of a quantity of gold jewellery valued at .2 million.The prosecution’s case stated that on the day in question, at around 06:30h Singh and his son, 16, of Bush Lot, WCB, were in the process of opening their jewellery shop at the Rosignol Market when two unmasked gunmen held them up demanding their assets.One of the perpetrators discharged a round which struck Ramdat Jr to his jaw.Police Prosecutor Sergeant Althea Solomon objected to bail due to the nature and gravity of the offence. She also noted that there are other charged pending, stemming from the same offence.However Attorney Horatio Edmondson mitigating for bail told the Court that the accused has not been proven guilty and should be allowed pretrial liberty. He argued that Madray has a stable job and a fixed place of abode.The Magistrate upheld the prosecution’s submissions and remanded Madray. He will next appear in court on April 21, 2016.last_img read more