Five men in court deny Rum Point robbery

A group of five men have denied taking bracelets worth $1,000, an iPhone, jewelry, cash and cigarettes from a man at Rum Point in North Side. 

Shyheim Burke, Donald Minzett, Anthony Scott Jr., Shayne Ewart and Paul Miller appeared in Grand Court on Friday to face various charges in connection with the incident on Aug. 2. 

All five deny involvement in the alleged robbery, which prosecutors have said took place on a vacant, private property, away from the main tourist area. 

Burke admitted to carrying an offensive weapon – a hatchet – and causing harassment, alarm and distress. 

Both he and Ewart denied an additional charge of stealing a bottle of Hennessy from the same victim. 

Ewart denied charges of causing harassment, alarm and distress and carrying an offensive weapon – a machete. Scott denied carrying an offensive weapon – a knife. A trial date has not yet been set.