Teen admits to snatching cell phones from minibus passengers – jailed for six months

An 18-year-old was on Wednesday jailed for six months when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.

Winston Lorry, of Canje, Berbice, pleaded guilty to the charge when it was read to him. It alleged that on February 28, 2016 at King and Regent Streets, Georgetown, he stole from Leoni Roberston one Samsung Galaxy S3 valued $40,000 and from Elizabeth Ranasar, one Samsung Galaxy S4 valued $80,000, a total value of $120,000.

Police Prosecutor Deniro Jones told the Court that on the day in question, the Virtual Complainants were sitting in a minibus, which was parked at King and Regent Streets. The Prosecutor informed the Court that both women were on their cellular phones when Lorry snatched the phones through the bus window and escaped.
Prosecutor Jones explained that a Police patrol heard the commotion after an alarm was raised and the VCs related what had transpired.
Sometime later on the same day, the defendant was accosted and arrested by Police Officers. The VCs identified him and the items were recovered on his person.
The defendant told Magistrate McLennan that he did not know what was wrong with him (pointing to his head). The Magistrate told the defendant that he needed rehabilitation.


  1. I trust & hope this teaches him a lesson,now he is gonna know how it feels to be incarcerated

  2. Teen admits to snatching cell phones from minibus passengers – jailed for six months.
    They big and strong but oh boy they dont like to work and smell their very own sweat to get what they want. 6 months jail is like vacation for him.


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