Carlton Bourne, a 24-year-old man who is accused of four armed robberies, along with discharging a firearm at one of the victims was on Monday charged for the offences when he made his court appearance before Magistrate Leron Daly in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
The first charge stated that on July 26, 2019, at Norton Street, Lodge, while being in the company of others and armed with a knife, he robbed John Nedd of two phones and other items valued at $314,000.
The second charge stated that on July 23, at Norton Street, Lodge, Georgetown, while being armed with a gun, he robbed Nicholas Jones of a phone valued at $55,000, a ring valued at $100,000, and other items valued at $189,000. Additionally, it is alleged that on August 13, at Middle Road, La Penitence, he discharged a firearm at Sherryann Persaud with intent to maim, disfigure, disable or cause her grievous bodily harm. Another charge stated that on August 13, at Middle Road, La Penitence, while being armed with a gun, he robbed Sherryann Persaud of two phones valued at $343,000. The final charge stated that on August 2, at Lodge, Georgetown, while being armed with a gun, he robbed Jomo Paul of a chain valued at $250,000 and $220,000 in cash.
Police Prosecutor Adduni Inniss objected to bail being granted to the defendant on the grounds of the serious nature of the offences and the penalty the charge attracts. The prosecutor also highlighted the fact that Bourne has similar offences before the court.
Magistrate Daly, after listening to the facts, remanded Bourne to prison. The case will continue on September 23, 2019.