Two 22-year-old men accused of committing a daring burglary at Golden Sands Hotel earlier this month, have been remanded to Dodds prison for the next 28-days.
Hakeem Zoe Isiah Robinson, of No.2 Bartletts Tenantry, Sargeant’s Village, Christ Church and his co-accused Akeem Ricardo Bourne of 5th Avenue, Wildey, St Michael and #385 Emerald Park West, Six Roads, St Philip appeared before Magistrate Elwood Watts in the Oistins Magistrates’ Court this afternoon.
The duo is jointly charged with entering the Ixora Restaurant as trespassers on January 6 and stealing a $100 cash tin, $5,000 in cash belonging to Golden Sands Hotel and $900 in cash belonging to Cricket Franchise Barbados. They were not required to plead to the charge as it is alleged that they were in possession of firearms at the time.
They are also charged with recklessly and unlawfully discharging a firearm in Ixora Restaurant on the same day, which placed eight people – three women and five men – in danger of death or serious bodily harm.
The men could not plead to the indictable charge, nor that of robbing Emmerson Trotman on January 3 of a cellular phone worth $300, a $50 wallet, a $1,500 watch and $1,400 in cash. They are also accused of entering Trotman’s house on the same day and stealing $200 in cash. It is also alleged that they had a firearm at the time.
Robinson is separately charged with a number of drug offences which were allegedly committed on January 12.
However, he pleaded not guilty to possession, possession with intent to supply and trafficking of 5.5 grammes of cocaine worth $275 and possession of 7.5 grammes of cannabis worth $37.50.
He is also accused of entering the home of Lee and Princess Johnson sometime between January 15 and 16 armed with a piece of metal, and stealing $10,000 in cash and over $7, 000 in items, including an iPhone, a Mac computer, a surge protector and keys.
Robinson and Bourne will return before Magistrate Watts of February 19.
However, even before that hearing Robinson will appear in two other jurisdictions to answer several other charges, including entering the home of Donna Atherly on December 12 last year and stealing four bottles of alcohol worth $310, a $300 watch, and three watch straps worth $150.
He was not required to plead to the charge and is scheduled to appear before the District ‘B’ Magistrates’ Court on January 29, one day before he is scheduled to go before the District ‘C’ Magistrates’ Court to face charges of using a firearm on January 8 without a valid licence; robbing Chad Wright of a cellular phone worth $2,684. 89, a $300 ring, a $250 bag and $600 in cash, as well as wounding Wright with intent to maim, disfigure or disable him, or to do serious bodily harm to him.