Two men appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan after being charged by Police for robbery under arms.
Kevin Rose and Orin Glasgow pleaded not guilty to the charge that stated, on May 13, 2016 at Bagotstown, East Bank Demerara (EBD), being armed with a knife they robbed Vanessa Cordis of one Samsung cellphone valued $65,000, a wallet valued $9000, one gold chain valued $24,000 and $70,000 in cash.
The men also denied a charge which stated that being armed with a gun they robbed Shamir Hassan of one .32 Taurus revolver valued $75,000 along with six live matching rounds on May 25, 2016 at Georgetown.
The unrepresented men were read a final charge by Chief Magistrate McLennan, which stated that along with others they attempted to commit a felony, that is to say robbery under arms with a gun on May 27, 2016 at Bagotstown.
They both maintained their innocence of the allegations against them and pleaded not guilty to the felony charge.
Rose, 19, was however slapped with two counts of gun and ammo charges. It is alleged that he had a .32 revolver without being the holder of a firearm license, on May 27, 2016 at Bagotstown. Also on the same day at the same location he had a B2 revolver in his possession.
Rose, who is a mason by profession and resides at Lot 1058 Diamond Housing Scheme, EBD pleaded not guilty to both charges.
Bail was objected to by Police Prosecutor Neville Jeffers, who told the court Glasgow has pending matters against him of a similar nature at the Providence Magistrate’s Court.
He also placed weight on the seriousness of the offence committed, and the fact that the firearm and cellphone were both found on Rose when he was apprehended by officers.
Chief Magistrate McLennan remanded the duo until June 27, 2016 and transferred the joint matter to the Providence Magistrate’s Court.