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March 3, 2014
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23-y-o male held for robbery denied bail
Bjorn Burke, Staff Reporter

A 23-year-old man accused of robbing another man of his cellular phone and other possessions had his request for bail denied in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on Friday.

He is Jermaine Jarrett, charged with robbery with aggravation.

The Crown alleged that the accused, along with another man, approached the complainant, who was walking along a roadway in the Corporate Area, demanding his Samsung S3 cellular phone, watch, money and other items.

The Crown further alleged that one man held him from behind using an object to poke him in his side. It is believed that the complainant then gave up his property under duress. It is reported that the men subsequently made their getaway in a white motor vehicle.

The court heard that the white vehicle was later pointed out to the police which led them to arrest Jarrett. It was reported that the accused said "My yute, mi will pay yu fi the phone," as he was being approached by the complainant, who was accompanied by lawmen.

"Too many young people are walking on the road having their things taken by other young people," Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey bemoaned.

Jarrett was remanded, awaiting trial on March 24. A fingerprint order was also made.

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