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August 14, 2014
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Janitor accused of stealing blackberry remanded
Bjorn Burke, Staff Reporter

A man accused of robbing a woman of her Blackberry cellular phone was further remanded when he appeared before the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

Charged with robbery with aggravation is 23-year-old janitor Beshan Forrester of a Regent Street, Kingston 14 address.

The Crown alleged that, on July 17 at approximately 9 p.m., the female complainant and her boyfriend were reportedly walking along a section of Duke Street in downtown, Kingston, when she was approached by the accused along with another unidentified male, armed with both knives.

It is believed that the men robbed the complainant of a Blackberry Bold 2 cellular phone and an undetermined sum of money. They made good their escape thereafter. Later, the traumatised complainant flagged down police personnel on vehicular patrol in the area, informing them of what had transpired. Officers along with the complainant went in search of the men near where the alleged robbery occurred and Forrester was pointed out and accosted.

The court heard that the police caught one of the alleged robbers, who is Forrester, and brought him to the Fletcher's Land Police Station along with the complainant. A search of the accused man's person unearthed the stolen items. The accused was subsequently arrested and charged.

Forrester is said to have another matter of a similar nature before the courts.

"Oh, so it was a series?" asked Resident Magistrate (RM) Georgiana Fraser upon hearing the revelation. "So you robbed more than one person on that night?"

Subsequently, the sitting magistrate ordered the accused man further remanded until tomorrow.

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