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March 24, 2014
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April 7 court date for accused thief

A man who pleaded not guilty to stealing a woman's handbag with her Bible among other valuables, was remanded in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on Friday.

David McKenzie, 19, otherwise called 'Fry Eye', unemployed of a Kingston address, denied the allegations in court that he robbed a 42-year-old woman at a bus stop recently.

McKenzie, who has been charged with robbery with aggravation, is to return to court on April 7 for trial.

Allegations are that on March 1 about 6:30 a.m., the complainant was standing at a bus stop on Red Hills Road, St Andrew, when McKenzie, armed with an ice pick, approached, held up and robbed the woman of her handbag containing $2,000, a Bible and a debit card among other personal items.

The court heard that the accused escaped on foot into nearby bushes; however residents who were alerted to the woman's cries for help, went in search of McKenzie.

It's reported that the residents and the police found him hiding in bushes with the stolen items.

"Boss mi a beg yuh beg di lady a chance fi mi," the accused reportedly said to cops when he was held.

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