Labourer slapped with robbery charge

first_imgMatthew Gasper of Lot 130 D’Urban Backlands, Georgetown appeared on Friday before Georgetown Magistrate Leron Daly to answer a charge of robbery under arms.The court heard that on Wednesday, March 20, at 08:30h, while in the vicinity of Leopold Street, Werk-en-Rust, he robbed Dennis Grant of his gold chain and cellphone.According to the Prosecution’s case, Grant had gone to visit a friend in the area when four men brandishing a handgun pounced on him, demanding that he hand over his valuables. Thereafter, the men made good their escape on foot.The matter was reported to the Brickdam Police Station, and Gasper was positively identified as one of the four men during an identification parade.Bail was refused, and the matter was adjourned until May 25.last_img

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