Eighteen-year-old Shamar King of James and Barr Streets Albouystown, Georgetown, was on Monday granted bail in the sum of $60,000 for the charge of robbery with violence.
King made his appearance at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts where he denied the charge.
The charge read by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan stated that on April 8, King, while on Mandela Avenue, Georgetown, in the company of others, robbed Ivelaw Jacobs of one Samsung Galaxy AZ valued at $34,000. It is further alleged that after the robbery, King used violence against the Virtual Complainant.
Meanwhile, the Police prosecutor told the court that on April 8, the Virtual Complainant and the teen were involved in an accident.
He explained that at the time of the accident, King was riding a motorcycle along with a pillion rider, while Jacobs was driving a motor car. When the accident occurred, the defendant reportedly demanded that the VC make repairs to his motorcycle. However, when Jacobs refused, an argument ensued between the two.
The prosecutor added that King allegedly pulled the VC out of his car and dealt him several cuffs about his body. He then reached into Jacobs’s car and picked up the man’s cellphone.
The scuffle subsequently came to an end when Jacobs signalled a passing mobile patrol. Ranks reportedly intervened and arrested King.
Meanwhile, the pillion rider made good his escape with the VC’s phone before Police intervened.
As a condition for bail King has to report to the East La Penitence Station once per week until the conclusion of the case.
The matter has been adjourned to April 19.