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Alleged robber of ex British soldier charged

Jose Barker

Jose Barker

The man, who allegedly snatched jewellery from a former British soldier who is visiting  Guyana for its 50th Independence Anniversary, on Thursday pleaded not guilty to the charge.

He is Jose Barker, 35, of Howes Street, Charlestown, Georgetown who was positively identified by the ex-serviceman, Edward John Constant.  Barker was refused bail and remanded to prison until June 16, 2016 when he is expected to return to court.

Police alleged that the father of six on May 30, 2016 at Croal Street, Georgetown, robbed Constant of one gold chain valued GYD$180,000 and also used personal violence against the robbery victim.

He was represented by Adrian Thompson during his first appearance before Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan. In requesting bail, the lawyer said his client was not a flight risk and would be willing to lodge his passport.

Police Prosecutor, Neville Jeffers successfully opposed bail, citing the seriousness and nature of the offence.

  • eddie

    somebody need to resend the memo to these guys

  • rudeo

    bet if it was Lachman who was robbed he would have been on bail!

  • SYL

    BLACK MEN GET A LIFE! Robbery is now a profession.

  • eddie

    “bright boy” I have something for you how come the PPP is such a racist party as per you and can still recruit the same people that they discriminate against to do there dirty work as per you,,, “You see how you guys fit together as the bright blub”… it got an old saying “don’t piss in your own backyard cause it goanna start to smell someday, well the day of reckoning has arrive and the dummies are such retard that they cant comprehend that the guard has change