Alleged Robber to go to Trial

Antonio Mckoy CEO - Mckoy's NewsMontego Bay, Jamaica (Mckoy’s News) – Alleged Robber to go to Trial:  A St. James man who is alleged to have robbed another man of his cellphone at knifepoint will go to trial on August 8.

Alleged Robber to go to Trial

Alroy Davis, 30 of Mount Carey, St. James, appeared in the St. James Parish Court on Wednesday, July 12 where he pleaded not guilty to robbery with aggravation and guilty to possession of an offensive weapon.

Allegations are that sometime this month about 7:30 pm, the complainant was walking along Howard Cooke Boulevard in Montego Bay when he was approached by the accused man armed with a knife. The complainant resisted and the defendant held the knife to the complainant’s belly and pushed his hand inside the complainant’s pocket and removed his iphone 6 cell phone and left the scene.

The complainant reported the matter to a group of nearby police officers who went in search of the accused man. Soon after, Davis was spotted and was approached and searched by one of the officers who found the complainant’s phone in his possession. A ratchet knife was also found in Davis possession.

In court on Wednesday, Davis denied the allegations saying that the police tend to blame him when certain crime is committed in the town but Parish Judge Sandria Wong-Small pointed out to the accused man his many frequent visits before the court for similar offences.

She subsequently fined him $3,500 or 10 days for possession of the knife and set the robbery matter for trial on August 9.

Davis will remain behind bars until that date.

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