Labourer remanded over knife-point robbery

A 27-year-old labourer who is no stranger to the law was remanded to prison on an armed robbery charge.

Remanded: Calvin Belgrave

Calvin Belgrave, a labourer of Bent Street, Georgetown, was arraigned before Senior Magistrate Leron Daly on Friday at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on June 1, 2021, at Hadfield Street, Georgetown, while being armed with a knife, he robbed Charles Gill of one black Motorola cell phone valued $7000 and $7000 in cash. Belgrave returns to court on July 16, 2021.
Back in 2018, Belgrave was remanded on a similar charge. It was alleged that on November 2, 2018, at Brickdam and Cornhill Streets, Georgetown, while being in the company of others and armed with a knife, he robbed Delon Anderson of a Samsung cell phone valued $45,000 along with $2000.
According to facts presented to the court, on the day in question, Anderson was standing on the road when he observed Belgrave and some other men standing nearby. Belgrave approached Anderson and begged him for $100. But when the man told him he had no money, Belgrave reportedly whipped out a knife from his pocket and relieved the man of his valuables.
Anderson reported the matter to the Police and later pointed out Belgrave in an ID parade.