A 24-year-old father of three who is accused of robbing a man of $4000 was released on $40,000 bail when he appeared before Senior Magistrate Leron Daly at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Friday.
Miguel Blackman of Better Hope, East Coast Demerara (ECD), pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on March 29, at Cornhill Street, Georgetown, while armed with a pair of scissors, he robbed Trevor Graham of $4000.
The court prosecutor told the court that Blackman and the virtual complainant are known to each other but they are not friends. At around 10:30h on the day in question, Graham was walking in the vicinity of the Timehri minibus park when Blackman walked up to him from behind and pushed him into a bus. The prosecutor said that Blackman pulled out a red handled pair of scissors from the waist of his pants and pointed it to Graham before relieving him of his valuables.
According to the prosecutor, Graham ran for safety into a Route 42 minibus. Shortly after, he saw Blackman walking on the park and pointed him out to the Police. When Police ranks arrested Blackman, $1650 was found in his pants pocket. In the end, the robbery accused was granted $40,000 bail. He was instructed to make his next court appearance on May 13. (G1)