Remanded on robbery under arms charges

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JASON Adams (no address given) was remanded to prison yesterday, when he appeared before Acting Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry on two robbery under arms charges.
He pleaded not guilty to the allegations, one of which said, on May 9 last, he robbed Manick Samaroo, at gunpoint, of two cell phones valued $79,000 and $579,000.

The other charge said on March 11, under similar circumstances, he robbed the same Samaroo of a $2,500 bag containing $1.2M in cash.
Police Corporal Venetta Pindar, prosecuting, said the virtual complainant owns a grocery store on Robb Street, Georgetown, and the defendant first robbed him on March 11 and again on May 9, when Adams walked up to Samaroo, placed the gun to his head and robbed him.
The prosecutor successfully objected to bail for Adams on the ground that he is not a first offender, and committed the offences after having been granted pre-trial freedom on another charge.
Adams has to be back in court on July 11.