Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus on Monday remanded a known convict to prison when he appeared before her to answer to two counts of armed robbery.
Twenty-year-old Adam Mohammed of Independence Boulevard, Georgetown, denied the charges when they were read to him at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
The prosecution’s case stated that the mason relieved Talmattie Persaud of items valued $36,000 while he was armed with a gun and in company of others on March 1, 2019 at East Ruimveldt Housing Scheme, Georgetown.
In addition, the father of one was accused of robbing Andre Gordon of his passport valued $5000 while he was in the vicinity of Trench Road, Albouystown, Georgetown on August 28, 2018. At the time, he was also armed with a firearm.
Police Prosecutor Quinn Harris objected to bail, citing the seriousness of the offence and the penalty it attracted, adding that a gun was used during the commissioning of both robberies.
Further, the court heard that Mohammed provided Police with incorrect addresses.
The prosecution is contending that if bail is granted to the defendant, the possibility exists that he may not return to court.
The prosecution’s submissions were upheld by Magistrate Isaacs-Marcus who remanded Mohammed to prison. The case will continue on April 8, 2019. Mohammed was previously convicted on an armed robbery charge.