Two men who appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Friday – one charged for larceny and the other robbery – were each jailed for nine months.
Damon Smith of Laing Avenue made his appearance before Magistrate Leron Daly and admitted to stealing from his sister.
The charge stated that he, on September 26, 2017 at Laing Avenue, stole one metal band from Felicia Smith valued at ,000.
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 sent to spend the next nine months in prison.
Meanwhile, Junior Lynch appeared before Magistrate Daly and also admitted to a robbery charge.
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 ,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 making good his escape.
He was later apprehended after the matter was reported; he was identified and as such was charged with the offence. He was also sent to prison to spend the next nine months.