North Side robbery involved cash, jewelry

Adult defendants remanded in custody until Oct. 11

The four males charged with the Sept. 23 robbery of Chisholm’s Supermarket in North Side are accused of stealing cash and goods with a total value of $1,495. 

Odain Lloyd Ebanks, Courtney Mason Bryan and Ian Fernando Ellington appeared in Summary Court on Monday. A juvenile appeared in another court on Friday. 

They are charged with stealing $300 cash, a gold chain, a pendant, a watch and cigarettes, using force or fear of force against a named person in order to do so. They are further charged with possession of an imitation firearm. 

Robbery is an offense that can be dealt with only by the Grand Court, so the matter was transmitted there the same day the defendants first appeared before a magistrate. 

Attorneys James Stenning for Ebanks and Prathna Bodden for Ellington made bail applications on Monday, but Magistrate Valdis Foldats refused them after hearing concerns expressed by crown counsel Kenneth Ferguson. 

Bryan’s attorney was in a trial in another court and could not be present, so no bail application was made on his behalf. 

In sending the three defendants to Grand Court, where they will appear on Oct. 11, the magistrate pointed out that they will be able to apply for bail there. 

Ebanks, 19, and Ellington, 29, have addresses in the Frank Sound Road area. Bryan, 20, is listed as having an address in George Town. 


The Law Courts Building in downtown George Town. – Photo: File