Man blames ganja use for committing robbery

A Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown man, who claimed that he was under the influence of marijuana when he committed robbery under arms, was on Wednesday remanded to prison when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
Nawali Clarke of Lot 464 Section B, Turkeyen, admitted to the charge when it was read to him by Magistrate Fabayo Azore.
Clarke admitted that on June 6, 2017, at North Road, Bourda, Georgetown while being armed with a knife, he robbed Sally Khan of one Samsung S5 cellphone valued 0,000 and on the same day, he robbed Joel Ramsarran of one Samsung S4 valued ,000.
Police Prosecutor Simone Payne told the court that Clarke pounced on the Virtual Complainants (VC) from behind. He placed a knife to the neck of one of the VCs before relieving them of the valuables.
The matter was reported to the Police and CCTV footage showed the defendant carrying out the act. As such, he was arrested and charged with the offence.
It was also revealed that he was convicted previously for unlawfully wounding another.
Clarke apologised to the VCs and said he was sorry for what he did.
However, he was remanded to prison as a probation report needs to be presented to the court before sentencing.
He is scheduled to reappear for sentencing on August 2.