Alleged thief remanded

James Allen was on Friday remanded to prison when he appeared before a city magistrate to answer to a robbery under arms charge.
Allen denied that on March 14, 2019, while in the vicinity of Waterloo Street, Georgetown, and while being armed with a knife, he robbed Timothy Broach of his cellphone and a gold chain valued $33,000.
The court heard that the matter was reported to the police by the victim and as they were attempting to arrest Allen, he allegedly used the same weapon to inflict wounds on an officer.
As a result, he was shot once to his left foot by the officer.
In court on Friday, the prosecution opposed bail on the grounds of the serious nature of the offence and the fact that a dangerous weapon was used during the ordeal.
Further, the prosecutor cited the fact that the 25-year-old man was also charged and convicted in 2018 for a matter of similar nature.
The court was also informed that on the day of the alleged robbery, a search was carried out on the person of the defendant and the virtual complainant’s cellphone was found in his pocket.
In Allen’s defence, he told Magistrate Leron Daly that on the day in question, he was only carrying his key ring when he was shot by the police.
“The only thing I had pun me was me key ring and it contain a flick knife and de police shoot me in me foot boy,” Allen stated. The case will continue on April 12, 2019.