Man remanded for armed robbery

A 20-year-old man who was recently found guilty of minor offences and sentenced to community service has found himself at court once again, this time to answer to a charge of armed robbery.
Shiva Khadier of East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, appeared before Senior Magistrate Leron Daly in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Wednesday.
Police stated that on August 11, 2019, at Kitty Seawall, Georgetown, while being armed with a knife, he robbed Jones Sealey of a phone valued at $46,000, a bag valued at $36,000 and $15,000 in cash.
Khadier pleaded not guilty to the charge after it was read to him. He was represented by Attorney-at-Law Paul Fung-a-Fat, who asked that his client be released on reasonable bail.
However, Police Prosecutor Traceyann Gittens made serious objections to bail being granted to the defendant based on the seriousness of the charge.
The Prosecutor told the court that Khadier was found guilty of an offence on July 17, 2019, and was sentenced to community service by the Magistrate after he agreed to repay the victim. This was, however, not done.
Upon hearing this, the Magistrate remanded Khadier to prison until September 11.