BENT STREET MAN REMANDED FOR ASSAULT AND ROBBERY

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A Bent Street resident was remanded to prison for allegedly robbing and attacking an undercover policeman in a nightclub. Here are the details from Javone Vickerie.

21-year-old Keston Duke of Bent Street, Werk-en-Rust was on Thursday remanded to prison for robbing and stabbing a policeman in Aces Club at Second Street Alberttown. Duke appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates Court on Thursday and denied the allegation. It is alleged that on December 15 at Lot 92 Second Street, Alberttown while being in the company of other he robbed Julius Bowlin of a $21,000 gold chain and a pistol with six rounds of ammunition valued $125,000 property of the Guyana Police Force. In addition, the accused was also charged for wounding Bowlin during the course or furtherance of the robbery. Duke also denied this allegation. In presenting the prosecution’s case, Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield told the court that Bowlin is a member of the Guyana Police Force’s Criminal Investigations Department and was undercover at the said club. Mansfield explained that Bowlin is still hospitalized by stab wounds he sustained allegedly by the defendant. Duke reportedly noticed the policeman and confronted him. Police claim that Duke managed to disarm the cop while taking his gold chain in the process. When the cop retaliated he was stabbed to his head, stomach and hands. Duke is remanded to prison until January 4, 2019.

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