three months for stealing cell phone
A cell phone robber was sentenced to three months imprisonment Friday in the Corporate Area Residents Magistrate's Court.
Charged with robbery and aggravation is 23-year-old Nicholas Tomlinson. He pleaded guilty to the offence.
The court heard that on January 8, Tomlinson used a weapon to rob the female complainant of her cell phone.
Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey said, "We have an epidemic of phone thieves in this country".
A fingerprint order was also made against Tomlinson.