Two sent to Grand Court for courier robbery

Unlicensed firearm also alleged

Two men appeared in Summary Court on Tuesday in connection with the robbery of a Sprint courier outside BritCay House on Thursday, 4 October.

They are John Phillip Cohen Ebanks, 50, and Manual Ramirez Carter, 32, both of a West Bay address.

Crown Counsel Marilyn Brandt said a masked man approached the courier with a black gun and demanded he hand over the courier bag. The robber then ran to a white car, which sped off.

The bag contained CI$8,117 and US$593 in cash, as well as cheques.

It was not clear from Ms Brandt’s account which defendant was said to be the robber.

After a vehicle was found, other items were also recovered in the vicinity, including a Bryco .38 pistol.

Ebanks was not represented.

Attorney John Furniss said Carter denied the charges.

Ms Brandt objected to bail and asked that the men be kept in custody in separate facilities. Both men were remanded to custody.* She also requested separate return dates.

Chief Magistrate Nova Hall said robbery is a charge that must be transmitted to the Grand Court immediately. She set Ebanks’ return date for 2 November and Carter’s date for 9 November.

 

Editor’s note: This story has been updated from the original for clarity.
 

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