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November 26, 2012
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Hotel trainee accused of robbery offered bail

Christopher Thomas, STAR Writer


A St James hotel trainee, accused of robbing a woman of her cellular phone, was offered $100,000 bail in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court on Friday.

Theomar James, 23, of Mount Salem, pleaded not guilty to larceny from the person.

Allegations are that on November 16, Grey was walking along St James Street, in Montego Bay, with her Ice Storm cellular phone in her hand, when it was grabbed by a man who ran off along Church Street. He was subsequently apprehended and taken to the Barnett Street Police Station, where he was charged.

James' attorney George Duncan, argued that the complainant's identification of his client was faulty as there was no light at the location where the robbery allegedly occurred.

"There was a power cut in the area and somebody grabbed her phone. She did not see the face of the person, she could only identify him by clothing," Duncan told Resident Magistrate Sheron Barnes. "This man was going about his business along Church Street when he was held."

In response, clerk of the court Natalie Malcolm, said the complainant was able to clearly identify James, who was held with the phone.

"The bail offer is $100,000 with one or two sureties," RM Barnes declared. "He (James) will report at the Mount Salem Police Station every Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m."

The case will again be mentioned on January 10, 2013.

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