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Man charged with armed robbery

A 24-year-old man accused of armed robbery was remanded to prison on Friday.

Antonio Murray stood before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt on a charge that he robbed Jerome Young of a $100 Alcatel cell phone and a wallet containing $1,525 on June 5. He was also charged with receiving $200 from Mr Young.

According to police reports, Young was accosted on Anderson Street by six masked men around 9 p.m.

Police said one of the men was armed with a cutlass while another was armed with what appeared to be a handgun.

Murray was not required to enter a plea and the matter was adjourned to October 14 for service of a voluntary bill of indictment (VBI).

Murray was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services in the interim.

He has the right to apply to the Supreme Court for bail.

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