A 20-year-old St Michael man, who is accused of attacking a woman and robbing her of her car, has been remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison Dodds until August 8.
Romario Saniel Maloney of Monroe Road, Haggatt Hall, St Michael appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant in the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court Tuesday where he was not required to plead to the indictable offences, which were allegedly committed on July 7, 2017.
Maloney was earlier charged with robbing Danielle Bullen of her car and cellular phone, as well as her bag, purse, Barbados identification card, driver licence and $1,341.15 in cash.
The total value of the stolen items was said to be $33,000.
However, Maloney pleaded not guilty Tuesday to assaulting Julian Sealy on the same day with the intent to rob him.
The unemployed man further denied stealing a bag, a book, a food container, a searchlight, three ATM debit cards, an insurance policy, a security identification card, a passport and diabetic medication belonging to Anthony McClean and that he robbed Samiya Dottin of a sweater valued at $60.
Maloney, who was represented by attorney-at-law Frederick Alleyne, also pleaded not guilty to charges of possession, possession with intent to supply and trafficking in cannabis.
In objecting to bail, Station Sargeant Glenda Carter-Nicholls argued that while Maloney was not known to the court the seriousness of his actions made him a threat to society.
“The prosecution is objecting to bail based on the nature and the seriousness of the charges. The number of [offences] suggest a propensity to commit matters of a more serious nature and it is [on that] premise that we believe that society ought to be protected,” she said.
The prosecutor also revealed that another person was being sought in connection with at least one of the matters and therefore contended that should the accused be granted bail, he could interfere with the criminal investigation.