17-year-old charged with robbery under arms


Sherwin Thompson, 17, of Lot 24 West La Penitence, Georgetown, was slapped with two counts of robbery thus he appeared before Magistrate Leron Daly on Monday at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.

It is alleged that on October 13, 2016, at Georgetown, while being in the company of another and armed with a gun, he robbed Diana Richards of $14,520.

Also, on the same day and at the same location, he robbed Stephen Emanuel of an undisclosed sum of cash.

His female attorney denied the allegations, explaining that her client was wrongfully accused and was also beaten by villagers in a case of mistaken identity.

However, the prosecution contended that the defendant was caught and beaten by villagers after Richard’s raised an alarm as she was being robbed.

He was remanded to prison and is expected to return to court on October 25, 2016.