Man charged with robbery of cyclist

Ovideo Antonio Moses Bodden was remanded in custody on Monday after being brought to Summary Court on a charge of robbery.

According to the charge details, Bodden, along with others, robbed a named man on Walkers Road on Wednesday night, May 4. Items taken in the robbery included a cellphone, bracelet and cash.

Defense attorney John Furniss applied for bail, noting that Bodden, 20, is employed full-time and had family members present who were prepared to act as sureties.

He suggested conditions of residence and curfew, pointing out that Bodden denied being involved in the incident.

A police press release issued early Monday said Bodden was arrested on Friday night, May 20. He is alleged to be one of three men who accosted a man riding his bike near Cayman Academy. Two of the men wore hoodies and had their faces covered, police said.

Robbery is a charge that can be deal with only in Grand Court. Chief Magistrate Nova Hall denied bail and set the matter for mention in the higher court on June 10.

Mr. Furniss said he would take his bail application to the Grand Court.