A teenage mother, who was arrested after a roti shop robbery in Barrackpore in which an alleged bandit was killed, has appeared in court.
Chelsea Rampersad, of Tarouba, was granted $60,000 bail on a charge of robbery with violence and a drivers permit and insurance.
Rampersad, who turned 19 on Thursday, appeared virtually before Princes Town Senior Magistrate Indira Misir-Gosine.
The charge stemmed from an incident on Tuesday when four assailants robbed Carmen’s Roti Shop.
Residents allegedly chased after the assailants and one of them was fatally shot by an off duty prison officer.
Rampersad was detained by the police and subsequently charged by Sgt Prescott.
Making a request for bail, Rampersad’s attorney Candace Price said her client has a two year old child who is still breastfeeding.
She said Rampersad had been through a tremendous ordeal from the time of her arrest to present as the man who was killed was the father of her child.
The child was staying by a relative.
Rampersad, she added, was not a flight risk. Prosecutor Sgt Gangoo did not object to bail.
The matter was adjourned to April 7.