Raymond Damien Cenac, who went before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant, is accused of robbing John Boyce of $10,319, jewellery, shoes, a cheque book and a haversack on January 4 this year, totalling $20,185.40 in value.
As the charge is indictable, Cenac was not required to plead.
Objecting to bail, Station Sergeant Irvin Kellman, the police prosecutor, said robbery is a serious matter in which “a person can be injured or even killed”.
He also referred to the accused having no fixed place of abode, as stated on the charge sheet.
“If he were to leave this courtroom now, we wouldn’t know where to put our hands on him if he chooses not to return,” the prosecutor said, asking for bail to be denied.
Responding to the prosecutor’s objections, Cenac told the court he lives with his father. He said even though he provided this information to the police, they insisted he had no fixed place of abode because when they went to his mother’s house looking for him, she told them he did not live there.
Cenac further submitted that he “never steal them things from that man” but rather it “was a drug deal that went bad . . .”
He told the court: “The only thing I get from he is cocaine.”
Cenac was remanded until October 12 when he is due to reappear in court.