Two men are scheduled to return to court today on charges related to the Aug. 17 robbery, in Villa, of two US-based Vincentians.
Deron Bristol, 23, and Timothy Nickie, 17, both labourers, of Glen, were denied bail when they appeared before Senior Magistrate Rickie Burnett at the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.
They are charged that on Aug. 5, 2018, at Villa, being armed with a gun, they robbed Olivia Kirby, 54, of the United States of a green leather wallet valued US$100, a white iPhone 8 plus, value US$800, and at the time of so doing and in order to do so, put Kirby in fear and subject to force.
The men were also charged that on the same date and place, being armed with a gun, they robbed Christa Gumbs, of the United States, of a red wallet, value US$120, a makeup set, value US$200, a bag, value US$350, and US$120 in cash; and at the time of so doing and in order to do so, put Gumbs in fear and subject to force.
They were not required to plea to the indictable charges.
The prosecution objected to bail on the grounds that police were continuing investigations into other reported crimes and it was feared that if released on bail, the men could hamper the investigations.
They men were remanded into custody.
Separately, Nickie became the third person, joining two 16-year-old youths, on charges in connection with the Aug. 17 recent abduction of four young women at Villa and a burglary at Ratho Mill.