2nd beaten ‘bandit’ charged

first_imgThe second suspect in the attempted robbery at North Ruimveldt who received a sound thrashing from residents was on Wednesday slapped with two charges and taken before Magistrate Judy Latchman at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Collis Amos, 21, pleaded not guilty to the first charge which stated that on August 17, 2016, he attempted to commit a felony, that is to say robbery under arms on Roger Lovell.Suspected bandit: Collis AmosSuspected bandit: Patrick GoodluckHe also denied the second charge which read that on the same day he had in his possession one .9mm pistol while not being a licensed firearm holder.Police Prosecutor Kerry Bostwick objected to bail, citing the severity of the offence and pointing out that a gun was used in attempted robbery. The Prosecutor also informed the court that the defendant was positively identified by the Virtual Complainant (VC).On Monday, Amos’ alleged accomplice Patrick Goodluck, 22, of Lot T-72 North Sophia, Greater Georgetown, was charged for the offence.Reports are Lovell was watching television when the defendants broke in to the house and demanded his gold chain and motorcycle.However, an alarm was raised and the defendants were apprehended and dealt a severe thrashing by public-spirited persons.Amos, like Goodluck, was remanded to prison. The case will continue on September 6.last_img read more