Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014, 20:02 by GxMediaPolice appear to be targeting bandits in Sophia who prey on persons on the lower East Coast and Georgetown seawall.
Arrested and charged are two young men and a male teenager for allegedly robbing Roy Voix of one HTC mobile phone and two silver and gold rings with a total value of GUY$37,000 as well as one Toyota Spacio motor car, PPP 8740 worth GUY$2.5 million. The car is owned by Keith Edwards.
Those charged with armed robbery are 29-year old Compton Semple of 375 B Field, Sophia, 19-year old Romario Butler of 386 B Field Sophia and a 16-year old boy also of B Field. The names of accused minors are usually withheld from publication. The trio allegedly committed the offence on June 5 at the Georgetown Seawall.
City Magistrate, Judy Latchman refused them bail and ordered that they be remanded until September 30, 2014 when they will appear before City Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine-Beharry.
Butler was represented by Ronald Burch-Smith whose bail application was unsuccessful. The teenager ‘s Defence Lawyer is Kendacie Rodney. Semple, who is a minibus driver, was not represented by a lawyer.
Police Prosecutor, Inspector Michael Grant opposed bail on grounds of the severity of the offence and a weapon was allegedly used during the robbery.
Sophia is well-regarded as a staging ground for bandits who rob persons on the seawall, Cummings Lodge, Turkeyen, Meadow Brook, Bel Air, and Kitty-Campbellville.