Four in court after Chinese restaurant robbery
The four men who were arrested this week along the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway following a robbery at a Chinese restaurant, have appeared before a San Fernando Magistrate.
The four accused have been identified as Mark Warner, 20, of Tunapuna, Nigel Baptiste, 28, of Morvant, Shomari Cox, 30, of Petit Bourg, and Charles Moore, 36, of Morvant.
They all appeared before Magistrate Alicia Chankar at the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court.
PC Mohammed of the San Fernando CID and PC Dookhie of the Southern Division Task Force laid the charges.
It was alleged that on August 6 at Master Que Chinese Restaurant and Bar in Debe, the four accused, armed with a firearm and knife, robbed the owner of $5,500 cash and used violence toward him.
It was also alleged that they robbed two other persons at the restaurant of a total of $2,295 cash as well as their cellular phones together valued $2,300.
It was also alleged that the four had in their possession a .38mm pistol loaded with six rounds of ammunition.
The charges were laid indictably and the accused were not called upon to enter a plea.
The court was informed by police prosecutor Cleyon Seedan that background tracings were not yet available, and as such the State was not in a position to make any recommendations on bail for the accused men.
As a result, as well as further submissions made before the court, the matter as adjourned.
It is expected to be recalled on Monday.
More on this as it becomes available.
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