Teen charged for robbery

first_imgAn 18-year-old plumber was on Friday released on bail after he appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Magistrate Leron Daly to answer a robbery charge.Kevin Roberts of Plaisance, East Coast Demerara, pleaded not guilty to the charge that was read to him.The prosecution is contending that on March 18, 2018, while at Brickdam Georgetown, he robbed Karen Basdeo of one gold chain valued $56,000 while at the time of, or immediately after, he used personal violence towards the Virtual Complainant.The court heard in a bail application that no identification parade was conducted neither was a caution statement given by the defendant.However, Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh objected to bail citing the serious nature of the offence.Roberts was represented by Attorney Paul Fung-A-Fat, who in a submission for bail asked that bail be granted in a small sum since his client is a first-time offender.Roberts was released on $50,000 and is expected to return to court on April 13.last_img read more