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Highway bandits 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.

Highway bandits

 

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, buggery and attempted buggery instituted against him.

They will both appear at the Christiansburg Magistrate's Court on August 9 for a further hearing.

 

 

Body on foreshore 

Mahaica man remanded for

murder 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 Court.

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 discovered.

A missing person bulletin was issued for her, but it was only two days after the discovery that her body was positively identified.

Robinson will return to court on August 10 when the Preliminary Inquiry into the murder is expected to commence.

 

Taxi driver thrown

from hijacked car

 

Police in Georgetown are investigating an alleged robbery under arms committed on Mark Lindie, a taxi driver, of Block ‘X' Sophia, at 23:50hrs on Wednesday.

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 been fruitless.

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, Grove.

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 conducted.

Friday 07-29-2005