Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Two Guyanese constables, who allegedly robbed a Brazilian of cash, were arraigned on a joint charge of robbery.
Appearing before city Magistrate Alan Wilson were Constables Tremaine Ross, 21, and 20-year-old Jermaine Bernard.
Prosecutor, Jairam Luckhai did not object to bail, only saying that it should be substantial. Magistrate Wilson granted the accused GY$15,000 bail each and ordered that they return to court on March 16.
The two constables allegedly demanded money from the Brazilian, Antonio De Brito, after stopping him in Alberttown, Georgetown and enquiring about his passport.
They then allegedly asked for GY$10,000. When the money was allegedly handed over, they allegedly snatched the remainder, totalling GY$46,000, from him.
De Brito then returned to his hotel and, accompanied by a Guyanese, went to the Alberttown Police station where he identified the accused.