Four in court for Cocoyea robbery

FOUR men from Laventille appeared in the San Fernando magistrates’ court on Wednesday charged with Friday night's attempted robbery at a grocery in Cocoyea Village.

They are Barry Fraser, 27, Simon Nessy, 27, Carang Mason, 26 and Saeed Lewis, 24. The four are from Trou Macaque, Laventille.

They appeared at about 2 pm before senior magistrate Jo-Ann Connor, who read four charges to them. The first was that they robbed Fujian Supermarket, at Fran Street, of $3,300, four bottles of whisky, two bottles of Hennessey, 17 bottles of White Oak and 24 bottles of puncheon rum.

The rest were that they were in possession of a Baretta gun, nine rounds of ammunition and a weapon to endanger life.

The charges stemmed from a robbery at the grocery at about 9.30 pm.

PC Ramdass of the San Fernando CID laid the charges indictably and as a result, the men were not called upon to plead.

Police prosecutor Cleyon Seedan objected to bail on the ground that a computerised criminal record tracing was not available on Wednesday. It was necessary, he added, given the nature of the charges.

Connor remanded the four into custody to reappear on Friday.


"Four in court for Cocoyea robbery"

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