Two jailed for 9 months each in larceny, robbery charges

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Two men appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts earlier today (Friday) and were both jailed for nine months each.

Damon Smith of Laing Avenue made his appearance before Magistrate Leron Daly and admitted to stealing from his sister.

His charge stated that he, on September 26 2017 at the said Laing Avenue, stole one metal band from Felicia Smith valued at $10,000.

The defendant is reportedly in the habit of stealing from his family members. Smith told Magistrate Daly that he sold the band and bought two fronto (cannabis) and a ball of splif (cannabis) and smoked out the remaining money that he received after selling the metal band.

As such he was sentenced to nine months in prison.

Meanwhile, Junior Lynch appeared before Magistrate Daly and also admitted to stealing.

The charge against him alleged that he, on September 20 2017 at Mandela Avenue, Georgetown, robbed Aruna Sankar of one HTC cell phone valued at $60,000. He reportedly also used personal violence during the course of the robbery.

He however, denied using personal violence and told Magistrate Daly “I took the phone but I didn’t beat she”.

Police Prosecutor Simone Payne however told the Court that the accused allegedly kicked and cuffed the Virtual Complainant (VC) before snatching her phone and made good his escape.

He was later apprehended after the matter was reported, identified and as such was charged with the offense. He was also sent to prison to spend the next nine months.

 

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