A 17-year-old appeared before Magistrate Leron Daly on Friday morning and denied stealing three gold chains from his friend.
Dwayne Castello of Albousystown, Georgetown, pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
That charge alleges that he on June 17 at Albousytown, while in the company of another and being armed with a gun, he robbed Patrick Dundas of three gold chains valued 5,000.
The prosecution objected to bail.
However, the defendant told the court that he was with the Virtual Complainant (VC) when he was robbed by a man known as “Shaka”.
He explained that Dundas was attacked by the man and relieved of one of his chains, while another fell into a gutter during the scuffle. He could not say what happened to the third chain.
He noted that two months following the incident, Police Officers showed up at his mother’s residence where he was living at the time and he was told “you lend the perpetrator the motorcycle that was used to rob Dundas”. As such, he was arrested.
Magistrate Daly remanded him to prison and the case will continue on August 25.