PRINCIPAL Magistrate Faith McGusty on Wednesday remanded to prison Jafar Carter, for allegedly robbing a female police officer.
Carter, of Haslington Housing Scheme, East Coast Demerara, appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and pleaded not guilty to the charge. The charge read that on May 25,2019, at Shell Gas Station, Regent Street, while being armed with a pair of scissors, Carter robbed Shamain Timmerman of a $5,000 bag and a $26,000 cellphone, along with $5,000 in cash.
According to particulars of the offence presented by Police Prosecutor Ceon Blackman, Timmerman is a serving member of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) and on the day in question was walking along Regent and King Streets, Georgetown, with her colleague. Carter reportedly emerged from an alleyway and held onto the victim’s colleague, while Timmerman tried to seek refuge at the gas station nearby. Carter however pursued and caught her, held the pair of scissors to her and took away her handbag with the items inside. The matter was reported to the Brickdam Police Station and Carter was later arrested.
Prosecutor Blackman, during his objection to bail for Carter, told the court that the defendant was positively identified by the victim and her colleague. Magistrate McGusty then remanded Carter to prison until June 19, 2019.