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July 29, 2014
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Teens rob lady to purchase school supplies

Two teenage boys who told the court they robbed a woman to purchase supplies for the new school year, were given two years supervision and 100 hours of community service when they appeared in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Pleading guilty to robbery with aggravation are Delano Leslie and Nicholas Roach, both 18 years old, of Kingston 2 addresses.

According to reports, Leslie and Roach robbed the complainant of her Samsung Galaxy S2 cellular phone.

According to the pair, they robbed the woman, because they"did waa buy some school things fi go HEART September."

The father of one of the accused who was present in court told Resident Magistrate Lorna Williams that his son (Roach) had no reason to rob.

"That's a poor excuse, he don't have to tief. Him just following bad company, I work hard to take care of him. I don't know which demon get into him mek him tief it and bring shame down on me," Roach's father expressed.

RM Williams then asked Roach, "why didn't you ask your father for money?" to which he declared, "caz I'm a big man, suh me neva waa ask him."

Leslie's aunt, who was also present, was asked if her nephew had reasons to rob, to which she responded, "I would say yes and no, because his mother don't have it like that. He lives with me and my daughter, I have my daughter to take care of but I take care of them both. "The judge then asked the pair again, "why did you steal the phone? It appears neither of you have any reason to steal," to which they both admitted, "we don't have any reason, I am sorry."

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