Teens remanded for armed robbery

Two teenagers were remanded to prison after they were charged for robbing an elderly man at knifepoint on January 20, 2019.
Kevin Thomas, 19, of South Sophia and Joseph Macey of Agricola, Greater Georgetown, stood before Magistrate Faith McGusty on Thursday and denied the charges when they were read to them in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
The teens are accused of robbing Rishi Matura of a cellphone and other items totalling $14,000, while armed with a knife in the vicinity of Regent Street, Georgetown. The prosecution is contending that the teens were known characters to Police and as such, opposed bail.
In court, the Virtual Complainant (VC) explained that he was familiar with the teenagers and recognised them as they would be “liming” at a popular bar at Plaisance, East Coast Demerara.
The prosecution’s submission was upheld, and the teens were remanded. The case will continue on February 13, 2019.