Man robbed of $950,000 gold and diamond chain


A 33-year-old taxi driver was on Monday remanded to prison by City Magistrate, Judy Latchman, on a charge of robbery under arms.
It is alleged that Lester Joseph on September 2, 2017 at King Street, Georgetown, while being in the company of another and armed with guns robbed Collen Acro of a gold and diamond chain valued $950,000.
During the said robbery, it is also alleged that Joseph discharged a loaded firearm at Acro with intent to maim, disfigure, disable, or to cause him grievous bodily harm.
Joseph was also charged for being in possession of a .32 pistol along with five matching rounds when he was not a licensed firearm holder. The unrepresented man denied all of the charges.
Police Prosecutor, Shawn Gonsalves, objected to Joseph being released on bail on the grounds that the accused poses as a flight risk and the seriousness of the charges. Magistrate Latchman remanded Joseph until September 28 and transferred the matter to the Bartica Magistrate’s Court.