“Barney” remanded on armed robbery charges

first_imgA carpenter found himself before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts yet again after he reportedly attacked and robbed three persons.Akeem RajkumarTwenty-seven-year-old Akeem Rajkumar, called “Barney”, of Lot 66 Leopold Street, Georgetown, denied the charge put to him by Magistrate Fabayo Azore on Wednesday.It is alleged that on April 3, 2018 at Leopold Street, Georgetown, while being armed and in the company of others, he robbed Rodwell Maynard of some $189,000, property of Damion Elliott.On the same day at the same location, he allegedly discharged gunshots at Elliott.He denied both allegations and further denied that on April 27 at Croal Street, he attacked and robbed Avril Croft of $85,000 and Janelle Walter of gold jewellery, a phone and cash worth a total of $440,000.The facts of these cases were not disclosed; however, Police Prosecutor Simone Payne objected to defence counsel George Thomas’s request for Rajkumar to be granted bail based on the gravity and seriousness of the offences.Magistrate Azore upheld the Prosecutor’s submissions and remanded Rajkumar to prison. The case will continue on June 20, 2018.Rajkumar was previously before the courts charged with being in possession of 50 grams of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking along with robbing Dexter France of a haversack containing raw gold, a pair of Timberland sneakers and a large sum of cash valued a total of $194,000 on June 27, 2017.The man, whose one leg was heavily bandaged during that appearance, was reportedly shot by a Police Officer who he attempted to disarm while being arrested.last_img read more