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May 8, 2014
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Phone thief gets three months

Senior Resident Magistrate (RM) Judith Pusey issued a stern warning Wednesday to phone thieves, after she sentenced a man to three months imprisonment for robbing a woman of her cell phone.

"Leave people phones alone, people must be able to walk with their phones on the road," she warned the accused man, Shadane Bryan, who was charged with larceny from the person. He was sentenced to three months imprisonment in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court.

A warning was then extended to other would-be perpetrators.

"That is why you are going to prison. Tax payers must be able to move in this place, without their phones being taken away," she added.

The Senior RM also stated that phone theft had a multiplier effect, as unsuspecting individuals who purchase stolen cell phones often times find themselves facing the law for receiving stolen property and wolud be brought before a court of law.

The allegation is that Bryan, who is of a Park Lane address in St Andrew, robbed the female complainant of her cell phone. He was later accosted by the police who had been alerted by the woman. Bryan pleaded guilty in court.

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