Handyman remanded for a series of robbery charges

first_imgA handyman was remanded to prison on Wednesday when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts after he was slapped with a series of charges involving robbery under arms.Cheddie Bacchus covers his face as he is being escorted from Court on WednesdayCheddie Bacchus, of Lot 28 Norton Street, Lodge, Georgetown, stood before Magistrate Faith McGusty and pleaded not guilty to the four charges.The first charge alleged that on May 12, 2019 at Cemetery Road, Georgetown, while being in company of others and armed with a gun, he robbed Basil Agar a gold chain worth $150,000 and a cellular phone valued at $10,000.It was further alleged that on the same day and at the same location, while being in the company of another and armed with a gun, he robbed Annette Ferguson of a motorcycle valued at $275,000, a phone valued at $10,000, and $3,000.The third charge stated that on June 20, 2019, at Princes Street, Georgetown, while being in the company of another and armed with a gun, he robbed Onika Hinds of a gold chain valued at $46,000.The last charge stated that on the same day and at the same location as the previous charge, he robbed Ashanti Wilson of a phone valued at $46,000, a gold chain valued at $120,000, and a watch valued at $15,000.Police Prosecutor Ceon Blackman objected to bail being granted, telling the Court that when the defendant was arrested, he admitted to robbing the victims and selling their items in a caution statement.The Prosecutor also based his objections on the grounds of the serious nature of the allegations, the penalty the charges attract, and the fact that a gun was used to commit the offences.Bacchus, in his own bail application, told the Court, “Is one particular officer keep locking me up. Look at my foot, it ain’t good, I can’t even walk properly, much less run. Why would I rob people in my own neighbourhood?”Bacchus was remanded to prison and the case will continue on July 3.last_img read more