Alleged thief remanded

first_imgA Stewartville, West Cost Demerara (WCD) man was sent back to jail on robbery underarms charges after he appeared before Magistrate Christel Lambert at the Vreed-en-Hoop Magistrate’s Court.Calvin Tucks pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him on Wednesday. It was alleged that on May 29, at Stewartville, while being armed with a dangerous weapon, Tucks robbed the Virtual Complainant (VC) Beverley Frank of one Samsung Galaxy S5 cellphone valued ,000; property of Beverley Frank.The prosecution’s case stated that on the day in question, at around 21:00h, the VC was walking along the public road at Stewartville, when the defendant pounced upon her.He placed a knife to her throat and demanded cash but subsequently took her cellphone from her hand as she had no money on her person.The defendant then made good his escape. He was later identified by the VC, arrested and charged with the offence.The VC told the court that the defendant is known in the area as a thief. She further stated that he carried out a number of similar acts in the past but was never charged.He was remanded to prison and will next appear in court on June 17.last_img read more