Forty-year-old John Broomes, of Wismar Housing Scheme, Linden, was granted bail amounting to the sum of 0,000 when he appeared before Magistrate Clive Nurse at the Linden Magistrate’s Court to answer to robbery and break-and-enter-and larceny charges on Tuesday.The defendant pleaded not guilty to the first charge which stated that on October 18, 2015, while being armed with a gun, he robbed Nevlyn Benjamin of a Samsung cellular phone valued ,000 and a gold ring valued ,000. The incident allegedly took place at Plantation Fair’s Rust, Mackenzie, Linden.Broomes also pleaded not guilty to the second charge which stated that between October 1 and 2, 2015, he broke and entered the home of Devon Green situated at Phase 1B Wisroc, Wismar, Linden and stole a gas bottle valued ,000.In representing himself, the defendant maintained his innocence, explaining to the Court that he was a farmer who sold his produce for a living. He was granted ,000 bail for each of the offences despite the prosecution’s objection.Additionally, another break-and-enter-and-larceny charge against the defendant was dismissed by Magistrate Nurse. It was alleged that he broke into the home of Shonda McGregor at Phase 1B Wisroc and stole a gas stove valued ,000, a gas bottle valued ,000, a microwave valued ,000, a blender valued 00, a tea cup set valued ,000, tea cups valued 00, a tape player valued ,000, an electrical breaker panel valued ,000, electronic wire valued ,000, a stand fan valued 00 and groceries worth 00.Broomes is scheduled to make his next court appearance on June 1 for new matters.
Linden robbery, larceny accused on $150,000 bail