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June 18, 2014
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Accused phone thief pleads not guilty

After offering the complainant along with her friends a ride after a night on the town, Dwayne Loafer of a Kingston address was accused of stealing the complainant's cellular phone.

Loafer pleaded not guilty to the charge of simple larceny when he appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on Monday.

It is alleged that the accused was coming from a party and picked up the complainant who accidentally left her Samsung Galaxy S3 phone in his car.

According to reports, about two minutes after noticing her phone was missing, she called the accused who allegedly told her 'no phone nuh inna di car'. She said she called the accused a second time and he allegedly told her he would return the phone to her the following day.

He did not turn up.

When asked about the phone's location by Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey, Loafer told the court, "I don't know about the phone; tru dem see me fren come from foreign dem a try rob me."

Loafer is to return to court tomorrow, when the case will be mentioned.

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