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December 10, 2013
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Fake store clerk robs woman

A man who is accused of pretending to be a worker in a store and robbed a woman of her belongings was remanded into custody when he appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court last Thursday.

Charged with larceny by trick is Roderic Wilson of a Kingston address.

According to reports, on Friday, November 22 around 6 p.m., the complainant entered a clothing store on Orange Street in downtown Kingston and was approached by Wilson who told her that he was a worker in the store.

"When I went in the store, I saw him at the baggage area and asked him if I should leave my bag. He said no, he'll follow me to the changing room. I took up a dress, went in a changing room and gave him my bag. When I came out, he and my bag were missing," the complainant told the court.

A report was made to the Darling Street police, and the bag was retrieved shortly after by covert police who saw the accused searching the bag.

Wilson, who pleaded guilty to the offence, was asked by Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey, "How many times you went to prison?" The accused stated, "Two times, Your Honour, for larceny."

He was sentenced to nine months in prison.

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