Volunteer Firefighter Lenroy Terry Aaron Andrews has ran afoul of the law.
The 23-years old Computer Technician allegedly kidnapped and robbed a member of the Indian business Community of cash amounting to $2,980.– at his home in San Souci in St George’s on December 24.
The accused was charged with robbery with violence, and kidnapping of the businessman who operates a store on Halifax Street St. George’s.
A release issued by the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) said that law enforcement officers responded to a call during the early hours of the morning of December 24.
According to the release, it was another businessman operating within St George’s who received a call from his business associate after midnight, requesting a sum of $10,000.00.
The businessman became suspicious and alerted the police.
The Police immediately moved in and found out that the businessman requesting the money was being held hostage at gun point.
Officers of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and the Rapid Response Unit (RRU) mounted a joint operation where the suspect’s vehicle was intercepted and immobilized on Observatory Road.
THE NEW TODAY understand that although there were discharges of firearms, no one was injured.
The Indian businessman was rescued without physical injury.
Andrews was brought to court last week Friday where the charges were read to him.
He was denied bail after Police Prosecutor, Sergeant Vah Hercules informed the court, presided over by Chief Magistrate Tamara Gill of the seriousness of the offense and that the accused man lives in close proximity with the complainant.
While not fully moving against the Prosecution’s objection to bail, Defense attorney, Peter David addressed the court on the mental health condition of his client.
David who requested that a psychiatrist evaluation be done on Andrews, wondered if the prison was best suited for him as he is mentally challenged.
The court, in placing Andrews on remand at the Richmond Hill Prisons, gave the assurance to dialogue with the Prison Counselor to see what can be done.
It is alleged that the accused Andrew embarked on the action against the businessman as he owes someone a large amount of money.
His matter will come up for mention at the Number One St. George’s Magistrate’s Court on January 16, with a trial date set for February 6.