Saturday 24 October, 2020

Taxi driver denied bail for kidnapping, robbery

Accused Aaron Titus. (Photo: TTPS).

Accused Aaron Titus. (Photo: TTPS).

A taxi driver from Siparia has been denied bail on charges of kidnapping and robbery with violence.

Aaron Titus, 22, from Sobrian Street was denied bail when he appeared before Magistrate Aden Stroude at the Siparia First Magistrates’ Court Wednesday.

The accused is due to reappear in court on October 7.

The victim told police that around 6pm on August 27, she left her workplace and crossed the Siparia Road to wait for a taxi when the accused, who was seated in the driver’s seat of his car approached and told her to get into the vehicle.

She said when she refused Titus brandished a knife and demanded that she get into the car or he would stab her.

She told the police that she complied with his demand because she was scared.

He drove off and allegedly took her against her will to Murray Trace, in Siparia where he grabbed her Samsung cellphone before pushing her out of the moving vehicle.

She said the accused then stopped the vehicle and she got up and attempted to remove her belongings from it.

It is further alleged that the accused then took her Alcatel cellphone and an envelope containing $5,000 which had fallen out of her handbag.

The woman told police she stopped a passing vehicle and sought assistance to be taken to the Siparia Police Station. She was later taken to the Siparia District Health Facility, where she was examined and a medical certificate obtained on her behalf.

Sgt Ramsaran and Cpl Gocool continued inquiries and arrested and charged the accused on Wednesday.

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