Alleged cellphone thief ordered to be mentally evaluated

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A man who claimed that he was only 16 years old which could not possibly be true as he appeared to be in his late 30’s was ordered by Magistrate Fabayo Azore to be mentally evaluated when he appeared before her on Tuesday charged with stealing a cell phone.

Accused: Kareem McKenzie

Kareem McKenzie of Kingston Georgetown denied that he robbed Andrew Robertson of the phone valued $35,000 on July 25, 2018 at South Ruimveldt.

With a thick America accent, McKenzie told the Court that the charge against him has been fabricated.

However, Police Prosecutor, Simone Payne revealed that the Virtual Complainant (VC), who is known to the accused, reported that McKenzie snatched his phone before escaping.

The man who previously appeared before Azore earlier this year charged for a similar offence was for the second time ordered to be evaluated by Government Psychiatrist Dr Bhiro Harry.

He was remanded to prison to reappear on August 15, 2018.

While being escorted out the accused threatened to cuff a Police Officer in his face.

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