Security guard remanded on armed robbery charge

A father of five found himself facing a charge of armed robbery on Monday as he stood before Acting Chief Magistrate Sherdel Issacs-Marcus at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
The charge stated that Weldon Anthony, while in the company of others and armed with a gun on November 4, 2018, robbed Robert Jackson. Jackson was relieved of his Honda motorcycle valued $425,000, a gold chain valued $100,000 and $20,000 cash.
Anthony, a security guard, denied the accusations when it was read to him on Monday.
The prosecution’s case stated that the Virtual Complainant (VC) was held facedown and relieved of the items by the accused and two others in front of the Education Ministry’s compound in Brickdam, Georgetown.
According to Police Prosecutor Quinn Harris, who opposed bail, the defendant was arrested with the motorcycle in his possession.
The prosecutor added that Anthony was positively identified during a police identification parade. The prosecution’s submissions were upheld, and the 27-year-old was remanded to prison. The case will continue on February 18, 2019.