Man shot by security guard for an alleged robbery granted bail

first_imgTwenty-four-year-old Kevin Benn of John Street, Campbellville, who was shot by a security guard following a robbery committed on a teen in April last, was on Monday placed on bail in the sum of $60,000 by Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman.Benn had denied the allegation when he made his first appearance in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts. The Police had said that on April 1, 2018, while Benn was in the company of others, he had robbed Navendra Rampersaud of his mobile phone.Based on reports, Benn and two other teenagers were apprehended on April 1, 2018 after they allegedly attempted to rob 18-year-old Rampersaud and his friend, Ramesh Sooklall.The incident reportedly occurred at about 21:15h on the day in question on Hincks Street, Georgetown. When the two victims exited a taxi, they were pounced upon by the three men, one of whom was armed with a knife, and Rampersaud had his cell phone confiscated.However, when the second perpetrator attempted to rob Sooklall, an argument ensued, and this prompted the three men to flee the scene.Ranks on patrol in the area at the time were informed, and promptly responded by giving chase with the assistance of MMC security patrol. They were able to apprehend the three perpetrators at the corner of King and Regent Streets.One of the alleged bandits attempted to confiscate the firearm of a security rank, but was shot to his right side neck while the security guard received injuries to his mouth.Both men were taken to the GPHC, where they were treated. The security guard was sent away, while Benn remained under Police supervision at the medical facility.Neither Benn’s accomplices — a 19-year-old of Vryheid’s Lust, East Coast Demerara and an 18-year-old of Sophia, Greater Georgetown — nor the security guard implicated in Benn’s shooting were present in court to answer to the charges.Benn has been ordered to report to the Brickdam Police Station every Friday until completion of this matter, and arrest warrants have been issued for the other parties involved.The matter will continue on October 8, 2018 with a report.last_img

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