No bail for alleged gun-toting robber disarmed by victim


A CONSTRUCTION worker of Lot 14 Bent Street, Wortmanville, was yesterday refused bail by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry on charges of attempted robbery and possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition. 

Calvin Dover, 27, pleaded not guilty to all three charges, one of which alleged that Friday, September 26 at Stabroek Market, Georgetown, being armed with a gun he attempted to rob Dave Rodrigues.
The second charge said on the same day he also had in his possession 11 live rounds of ammunition when he was not the holder of a firearm licence.
It is also alleged that on the same day at Stabroek Market, he also had in his possession a revolver when he was not licensed to carry a weapon.
Representing the defendant was attorney-at-law Mr. Adrian Thompson who told the court that his client was at Stabroek Market on that day, where someone attempted to rob him. Counsel said as a result of that incident Dover received injuries to his head and the side of his face.
He added that on Saturday, his client was taken to the hospital by the police where he obtained a medical certificate. He indicated that the defendant has a pending unlawful possession of firearm and ammunition matter before Magistrate Fabayo Azore.
However, the court heard from Police Prosecutor Michael Grant that around 19:00 hrs the virtual complainant (VC) was sitting on the pavement at Stabroek Market when the defendant confronted him.
The prosecutor said after the defendant brandished the weapon, the VC scrambled Dover and they had a scuffle.
The prosecution’s objection to the bail request, on the grounds of the nature and gravity of the offence, was upheld and the matter stands adjourned to October 17.