Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Accused cries 'wrong place, wrong time'

A man who pleaded guilty to a robbery charge said he was present during the robbery but was not the one who hit the 67-year-old victim and ran with his money.

This was the explanation of 29-year-old Levi Kemar Damian Bourne when he appeared before the District “A” Magistrates' Court charged with Robbery of Glyne Catlyn of more than $1000 on Sunday, December 3.

The prosecution said that Catlyn ventured to Nelson Street to give a friend $100. While he was leaving the area he was struck in the head and fell. When he looked up he said he saw Bourne over him saying, “Come pass the money, pass the money”.

At that time it was reported that Bourne was accompanied by another man. In fear for his life, Catlyn reportedly gave the accused his money before the accused perpetrators fled the scene.

The matter was then reported to police and Bourne was identified on a street parade. However, the money was never recovered.

“I was there but I didn't push down the guy. I was on my way home foolish me,” he told the court.

He said the other man was the one who took the money from Catlyn and ran.

Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant remanded him until December 29 for sentencing.

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