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March 13, 2014
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Accused phone thief fined

Bjorn Burke, Staff Reporter

A man accused of holding up a woman and making off with her cellular phone was fined in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on Monday.

He is Marvin Lorne, charged with robbery with aggravation.

The Crown alleged that the complainant, who was walking along a section of Ivy Green Crescent, Kingston 5, approximately 3:15 p.m., was approached by Lorne and another man who were seen making their way from Collins Green Avenue. It is believed that one of the men said: "Ay gyal, gimmie weh yu have!"

Complying with the demands made, the complainant was forced to give up a cellular phone in her possession.

Lorne's attorney told the court that he was simply in the company of the other man, who robbed the phone, and he had no knowledge of who the other man was.

This claim, however, was further refuted by the Crown. The court heard that after handing over the phone, the complainant pleaded with the men to have her SIM card returned.

It is believed that the phone was subsequently taken from the complainant by one man, and the SIM card removed by the other.

Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey ordered the accused to pay a fine of $10,000 or serve six months in prison.

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