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Two men on Thursday appeared in a Georgetown Magistrate’s Court to answer a charge of robbery committed on a traffic rank.
Twenty-four-year-old Yullacie Price and 19-year-old Shaheed Hollingsworth, both of Sophia, pleaded not guilty to the joint charge, which stated that on March 31 they robbed Orlando Persaud of a cellular phone valued $50,000 and $3,000 in cash.
Price, a vendor, and Hollingsworth, who is unemployed, were accused of robbing the victim, a traffic rank, along Longden Street, Georgetown.
The duo reportedly choked Persaud until he lost consciousness, before relieving him of the items and making good their escape. The matter was reported to the Brickdam Police Station and the men were arrested.
Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield objected to bail on the grounds that the victim positively identified the perpetrators. The prosecutor’s submission was upheld, and both Price and Hollingsworth were remanded to prison until April 12.