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Man Accused Of Series Of Carjackings

Selwyn Seymour outside court. Photo: Shawn Hanna/Tribune Staff

Selwyn Seymour outside court. Photo: Shawn Hanna/Tribune Staff

By LAMECH JOHNSON

Tribune Staff Reporter

ljohnson@tribunemedia.net

A MAN was remanded to prison yesterday after being charged in connection with a series of gunpoint carjackings that occurred last month.

Selwyn Seymour, 20, appeared before Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt and informed that he was facing multiple armed robbery and attempted armed robbery charges.

It is first alleged that on February 3, he robbed a man at gunpoint of $450 cash, an iPod worth $700, a HP laptop worth $450 and a 2009 Honda Accord valued at $9,000.

It is alleged that on the same day, he ‘carjacked’ a woman of her pearl-coloured Honda Inspire. He was also charged with causing harm to the alleged victim.

It is then claimed that he robbed a man of his 2015 Hyundai Accent valued at $23,000 along with an iPhone 5.

Seymour is further alleged to have robbed a man of his $8,000 Toyota Paso on February 17.

He is accused of attempting to carjack Veronica Smith of her 2014 Chevy Cobalt worth $24,000 on the same day as well as robbing another woman of $300 cash.

Then on February 25, it is alleged that he attempted to rob a man of a 2006 Honda Edix valued at $8,000.

It is claimed that the following day, he robbed a man of a $750 Samsung cell phone and $600 cash before carjacking a woman at gunpoint of her 2007 Mercedes Benz and her Gucci purse, which contained a Samsung phone and $1,500 cash.

Seymour was not required to enter a plea to the allegations as his case is expected to be fast-tracked to the Supreme Court for trial. A voluntary bill of indictment will be presented to him at his next court appearance scheduled for April 25.

The accused was remanded to the Department of Correctional Services without bail. However, he can apply for bail in the Supreme Court.

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