Armed rob­bery ac­cused charged over gun, ammo

Stabroek News - - STARBROEK NEWS -

Af­ter be­ing ap­pre­hended by po­lice for al­legedly com­mit­ting an armed rob­bery, sus­pect Charles Stoby was yes­ter­day re­manded on three charges.

In ad­di­tion to armed rob­bery, Stoby, 30, was also charged with un­law­ful pos­ses­sion of a pis­tol and am­mu­ni­tion, which po­lice say he had on his per­son when they ar­rested him.

The city court of Chief Mag­is­trate Ann McLen­nan heard that on Novem­ber 5th, 2018, at Alexan­der Street, Kitty, Stoby had a 9 mm pis­tol in his pos­ses­sion with­out be­ing the holder of a firearm li­cence.

It is also al­leged that on the same date at the same place, he had in his pos­ses­sion two 9 mm rounds.

The court also heard that on Oc­to­ber 22nd, 2018, at Gor­don Street, Kitty, while be­ing armed with a gun, No­ble robbed Kester John­son of items val­ued $536,000 in to­tal, in­clud­ing a $130,000 gold chain.

Stoby pleaded not guilty to the three charges.

The po­lice pros­e­cu­tor ob­jected to bail based on the se­ri­ous­ness of the of­fences and the use of a firearm in the rob­bery. It also noted that Stoby signed his name on a cau­tion state­ment as “An­thony Nedd.”

Stoby was sub­se­quently re­manded un­til Novem­ber 23rd, 2018, when his next hear­ing is sched­uled.

Stoby was ap­pre­hended by the po­lice on Mon­day morn­ing and po­lice said a search of his per­son un­cov­ered the pis­tol and am­mu­ni­tion hid­den in the crotch of his pants.

Charles Stoby

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