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June 16, 2014
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St James robbers remanded
Christopher Thomas, STAR Writer

WESTERN BUREAU:

Two St James men, who allegedly robbed a woman of her purse and BlackBerry cellular phone at knifepoint, were remanded when they appeared in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court on Friday.

Ewen Doyle and Keith Forbes from Montego Bay, pleaded not guilty to the charge of robbery with aggravation. They were remanded until June 17, after the court was told that the prosecution's case file was incomplete.

The allegations are that on May 8, about 11 p.m., the female complainant was walking along Barnett Street when she saw Doyle and Forbes. One of the defendants walked past her in the opposite direction, and the other man approached her with a ratchet knife and robbed her of her purse and her cellular phone, following which both men ran off.

A report was subsequently made to the police, and both men were arrested and charged on June 6, following an identification parade.

Clerk of the court Natalie Malcolm told presiding magistrate Carolyn Tai that a statement was outstanding from the case file.

"We need one statement in this matter," said Malcolm, though she did not specify the type of statement that was needed.

"What have you come to court for, before?" Resident Magistrate Tai asked the two defendants.

"Mi come a court for ammunition from 2012." Forbes answered.

"Only marijuana," said Doyle.

RM Tie subsequently ordered that the men should submit their fingerprints to the police and to be placed in custody until June 17.

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