“Turn your life around” – Chief Magistrate tells teen

The Director of Public Prosecutions on Wednesday advised that the two robbery charges instituted against Alvin Lewis be withdrawn.
These revelations were made after the victims in the matter declined to provide evidence.
In dismissing the cases at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, the Chief Magistrate placed the 18-year-old under the supervision of a probation officer.
Further, Magistrate McLennan before dismissing the charges cautioned the teen and advised him to refrain from stealing and instructed him to “turn his life around.”
The teen was charged with two counts of robbery; in one of the incidents the Virtual Complainant was allegedly brutalised.
It is alleged that Lewis on February 14, 2019, at Queen Street, Rosemary Lane, Georgetown, while being armed with a gun, robbed Shamar Marks of an $110,000 phone, a $45,000 gold chain and $50,000 in cash.
The other charge against him alleged that on February 11, at Queen Street and Rosemary Lane, Tiger Bay, Georgetown; Lewis, while in the company of others, robbed Robert Daniels of two cellphones valued $175,000 and $239,000 in cash. During or immediately after the robbery, it is alleged that Lewis used personal violence against Daniels.