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June 6, 2014
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Students rob peer's phone

Two high-school students, hauled before the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on Wednesday for robbing a female student, will have to present their external exam results to the court to escape jail time.

The students have been charged with robbery with aggravation.

The Crown alleges that, on May 28, shortly before 2 pm, a female high-school student was walking along Collins Green Avenue, in the company of another female student, when both accused, armed with knives, held up and robbed the complainant of her Blackberry Bold 2 cell phone.

An alarm was made and both accused were held by the police. The cell phone and knives were recovered.

Hearing the allegations made Senior Resident Magistrate (RM) Judith Pusey livid. She enquired of the boys the reason for not sending them to prison. One of them responded, "I wasn't my ethical self."

After chiding them, the RM told the court police to, "carry them over to Half-Way Tree, let them become acquainted with my quarters". They were taken into custody at the Half-Way Tree Police Station.

When they were brought back to court, the accused told the RM they were studying for the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate.

The RM reprimanded them again, saying, "that is thief, that is robbery. I have to ensure that in years and months ahead in your life, you will never do this again. You are going to carry your exam results come and show me, or else you going to prison."

She also told them to make sure they had beautiful As and Bs. They will be sentenced on August 21.

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