Eighteen-year-old Campbellville resident, Shawn Smith was remanded to prison on Monday after being charged for robbing a Mashramani parade spectator of a mobile phone and other items amounting to $258,000.
Smith appeared before Magistrate Judy Latchman at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and the charge was read to him.
The Court was told that during the Mashramani parade along Brickdam, the suspect confronted a young woman and demanded all of her valuables.
He was unarmed but grabbed the woman’s belongs and ran from the scene but was later caught by the Police.
He pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to him.
The Prosecutor objected to bail because of the seriousness of the offense. The youth was remanded to Prison until March 20th, when the case will come up again.