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Three youths charged for spate of robberies

Three youths charged for spate of robberies

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Police here have made a breakthrough in a series of robberies in the Villa area.{{more}}

Police, on Wednesday, January 26, arrested and charged three young men in connection with the robberies.

They are: Curtis Small, 22, labourer of Ottley Hall, Delano McDonald, 19, labourer of Ottley Hall, and Romal McMaster, 18, labourer of Harmony Hall. The men were hauled before the Serious Offences Court and slapped with three charges.

They were charged with robbing Kamalaa Greaves, 32, Bartender of Belair, of a quantity of items valued at $2,200 on January 24, 2011, at 10: 45 p.m., at Villa. The men were also charged with robbing Kitchen Assistant Dion Lewis of a quantity of items valued at $1,831 at Villa on the same date and time.

The three were also jointly charged with being in possession of a 9mm pistol, one live round of .38 ammunition, and one round of 7.65millimiter ammunition on January 24, about 11:50 p.m.

They were not required to plea to the charges.

Lawyer and prosecutor Inspector Adolphus Delpesche objected to the men’s bail on the grounds that the accused are of interest to the police in other robbery matters. He said if given bail, the men will hinder the police’s investigations.

Chief Magistrate Sonya Young granted the prosecution a one week adjournment and ordered that the men be remanded until February 3 for bail review. (KW)

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