Teen slapped with robbery charge

first_imgA 17-year-old was on Monday afternoon in tears as he denied stealing a cellphone in the Stabroek Market area when he made an appearance before Magistrate Judy Latchman.Shamrock King, a plumber of Lot 684 East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, denied that on January 12, 2018, while being in the company of others and being armed with a knife, he robbed Ajay Kumar Chowdai of one cell phone valued $15,000, property of Joshna Kamla.The plumber employed at a popular fishing company told the court that he committed no such act and claimed that he was a “hardworking youth who does work to take care of my family”.However, Police Prosecutor Dellon Sullivan said that King, who was a known offender, attacked the Virtual Complainant (VC) and held a knife to his neck before making off with the phone.Police on patrol at the time were alerted and the defendant was captured with the phone on his person.As such, Magistrate Latchman remanded King to prison until January 29, 2018 when he would make his next court appearance.last_img

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