A 19-year-old handyman appeared on Tuesday at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged with several counts of armed robberies.
Mario D’Aguiar of Lot 1 Smyth and D’Urban Streets, Georgetown, pled not guilty to the charges when they were read to him by Acting Chief Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus.
The charges alleged that on June 8, 2019, at Princess Street, Georgetown, while being in the company of others and armed with a gun, he robbed Gracey Salvador of a Samsung Galaxy phone valued at $25,000.
It was further alleged that under the same circumstances, he robbed Sonia Thomas of an Alcatel phone valued at $23,000.
D’Aguiar was represented by Attorney-at-Law Lawrence Harris, who made an application for bail. He told the court that his client has another offence before the court and bail should be granted since one of the victims do not wish to offer evidence against his client.
Prosecutor Adduni Innis objected to bail on the grounds of the prevalence of the offence and the fact that a firearm was used to commit the act. She further told the court that the phones were found on the defendant when he was apprehended by Police.
Magistrate Isaacs-Marcus, after listening to the facts of the matter, upheld the prosecutor’s submission and remanded D’Aguiar to prison until his next court appearance, which is slated for June 19, 2019.