September 29, 2016

Robbery under arms accused on $50,000 bail

A man who reportedly used a knife to rob a secondary school student was placed on $50,000 bail when he appeared before Magistrate Alan Wilson at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged with robbery under arms.

Aubrey Hyman pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on January 27 in the vicinity of Brickdam, while being armed with a knife, he robbed a secondary school girl of a blackberry phone valued $40,000, one gold chain valued $50,000, a flash drive valued $1500 and haversack value $15,000, all to the value of $106,500.

According to police reports, at the time of the incident the student was standing on Brickdam when the accused rode alongside her on a motorcycle and approached her with a knife. It is alleged that he placed the knife to her right side rib and relieved her of the articles before escaping.

The student raised an alarm and a nearby patrol chased the accused, causing him to abandon the motorcycle. Further investigations revealed that the motorcycle belonged to the accused’s sister and this led to Hyman’s arrest.

The case will continue on March 14.

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