Jamaica News, April 6, 2018 – Chain Snatcher Gets New Court Date
Montego Bay, Jamaica (McKoy’s News) – A man accused of robbing a foreign national of his gold chain was given a new court date when he appeared in the St. James Parish Court on Thursday.
Christopher Woodstock, 29, of Union Street, St. James is facing a charge of larceny from the person.
Allegations are that on August 31, 2016, the complainant was walking along St. James Street in Montego Bay when he felt someone pulled on his chain and pendant. The chain snatcher then ran on to Love Lane where he was apprehended, but the chain was not found in his possession.
The court is intends to take the complainant’s evidence via video link from the United Kingdom where he resides but on Thursday, the clerk-of-court told Parish Judge Sandria Wong-Small that a letter was to be sent to the office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) but she was not seeing a response on the file.
The matter was then set for mention on May 10 and Woodstock’s bail was extended.