A man who was charged with robbery with violence was remanded into custody when he appeared before Senior Magistrate Adrian Darmanie at the Chaguanas First Magistrates’ Court on June 16th. Nicholas Phillip, 29, aka JAWS of Old Southern Main Road, Montrose, Chaguanas, is due to reappear in court on July 14th.

According to police reports, around 8:55 am on May 10th a woman was about to enter a bank along Market Street Chaguanas when a man allegedly held on to her right shoulder and announced a robbery.

The assailant made attempts to take the woman’s handbag, but the woman resisted and was then shocked on the left side of her neck with a taser. The woman was pushed to the ground, then she was dragged a short distance away, during which she sustained minor injuries.

The woman was then forcefully relieved of her handbag which allegedly contained $48,000, a government cheque for $2000, a gold chain valued $3000, a pair of gold anklets valued at $3,500, two fine gold chains valued at $1500, an ID card, Drivers’ Permit, a debit card and a Samsung cell phone.

The assailant then escaped on foot in a northerly direction where he entered into a Toyota Axio vehicle which speed off along Market Street in a westerly direction. PC Meah conducted enquires, recorded statements, interviewed several persons which led to the arrest of the suspect on Monday 14th June, 2021.