Man remanded for robbing fish vendor of $900,000 at gunpoint

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A man who is accused of robbing a fish vendor of $900,000 at the Meadow Bank Wharf, Greater Georgetown was on Wednesday charged with the offence of robbery under-arms and remanded to prison. 

Tito Prescott, 25, of Second Street, Meadow Bank, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts. 

He denied the charge which alleged that on November 20, 2021, at Meadow Bank Wharf, while being armed with a gun, he robbed Gildat Ramotar of $900,000 in cash. 

The Police prosecutor told the court that on the say in question, the victim was in his truck selling fish at Meadow Bank Wharf when he was attacked by Prescott and another man who were both armed with guns.

The prosecutor said that the men held Ramotar at gunpoint. One of them then placed their hand into the victim’s pocket and relieved him of the cash before making good their escape.

Following the ordeal, Ramotar made a report to the Ruimveldt Police Station. Three days later, Prescott was arrested and positively identified by the victim as the person who robbed him, the prosecutor added.

The Prosecutor objected to bail being granted to Prescott citing the serious nature of the offence and the penalty the charge attracts. Prescott’s lawyer, Ronald Daniels told the court that his client did not commit the robbery.

According to Daniels, his client has an alibi which he attempted to gave Police when he was arrested but was turned away. The defence lawyer said that his client was at home at the time of the robbery.

The lawyer assured the court that his client will adhere to any conditions attached to bail. In the end, the Chief Magistrate remanded Prescott to prison until December 1, 2021.

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