slapped with several charges
Two men who were allegedly part
of a gang that reigned terror on the
Soesdyke/Linden Highway were yesterday
remanded to prison by acting Chief
Magistrate Cecil Sullivan.
Michael Taylor, 28, of lot 156 One Mile
and of 78 First Alley, Wismar, and Nigel
Kissoon, 33, of 89 First Alley,
were jointly charged for robbery under
arms committed on Peter Dowridge and
others. They were also charged for
wrongful restraint for ransom.
The offences were allegedly committed
on July 18 last.
Taylor was separately charged for indecent
assault and indecent act,
while Kissoon had charges of indecent act,
and attempted buggery instituted
They will both appear at the
Christiansburg Magistrate's Court on
August 9 for a further hearing.
man remanded for
of mentally ill woman
Ryan Robinson, a 24-year-old
Mahaica man was yesterday remanded to
prison for the murder of 45-year old Carol
Augustus, whose body was found last Friday
on the Greenfield Foreshore on the East
Coast of Demerara.
Robinson, called ‘Batman', of
Cambridge Mahaica, was not required to
plead to the indictable charge when he
appeared before Magistrate Brassington
Reynolds at the Vigilance Magistrate's
The prosecution is contending that
Robinson raped and strangled the mentally
ill woman on the foreshore.
He reportedly confessed to the crime
after he was picked up when investigations
led police to him.
The Sophia woman had wandered from her
home two weeks before her body was
A missing person bulletin was issued
for her, but it was only two days after
the discovery that her body was positively
Robinson will return to court
on August 10 when the Preliminary Inquiry
into the murder is expected to commence.
Police in Georgetown are
investigating an alleged robbery under
arms committed on Mark Lindie, a taxi
driver, of Block ‘X' Sophia, at 23:50hrs
Two men, one of whom was armed with a
handgun, relieved Lindie of his motor car,
$4,000 in cash, and documents.
Enquiries disclosed that one of the men
hired the cream-coloured AT 192 Carina, HB
1019, to go to Independence Boulevard .
On arrival there, the man stuck up the
driver, assaulted and ordered him to lie
on the back seat of the car.
The other man subsequently came up and
they drove the car away.
The men then threw Lindie out of the
car at an undisclosed location in the
city. Searches for the car so far have
And police on the East Bank Demerara
are investigating an alleged robbery under
arms committed on Joylon Stephens, a taxi
service dispatcher, of Samatha Point,
Stephens was robbed of $700 and
articles by a man armed with a handgun at
05:15hrs on Wednesday.
Enquiries disclosed that Stephens was
walking along Third Street , when the man
ran past him, turned around, stuck him up
and robbed him.
The matter was reported to the
police and investigations are being