A 54-year-old accused robber has been remanded to prison until May 16.
Junior Nathanial Beckles, of Combermere Street, St Michael, is charged with robbing Tyrone Beckles on April 17 of BDS$800 and US$56 in cash; a $500 cellular phone and an $80 watch.
Today, the prosecutor, Sergeant Samuel Hinds, objected to bail despite the accused man’s not guilty plea.
Hinds explained that police were still searching for a second man in connection with the alleged offence.
“It was a choke and rob situation and none of the property has been recovered,” the prosecutor added.
He also said the Crown feared that Beckles, who he described as “fleet of foot”, would not return and may reoffend if granted bail.
Hinds further contended that the accused, who has a case currently engaging the attention of the court, was not a fit candidate for bail.
However, in response, Beckles said: “It is quite clear that this prosecutor does not know me when he speaks about fleet footed.
“I have never missed a court date yet . . . . I am always on time,” he maintained.
The accused also took offence to the prosecutor’s suggestion that he may reoffend if released.
“The only person that can say so is the Almighty!” Beckles declared, while insisting that he was a proper candidate for bail.
However, Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant denied his bail application.