Tuesday 22 October, 2019

25-yr-old fined $6,000 after robbing Venezuelan national

A 26-year-old man has been fined $6,000 or face a default of nine months hard labour after he robbed a Venezuelan national on Monday night.

Hazely Walker, of San Juan, appeared before a Port of  Spain Magistrate on Thursday on allegations of robbery. He reportedly stole a cellular phone from the 25-year-old Venezuelan man on Monday night in Woodbrook.

Walker, on his first appearance before the courts, pleaded guilty to the offence and was sentenced accordingly by the Magistrate.

As he was a first-time offender and did not waste the court’s time as he plead guilty on his first appearance, he did not face the full brunt of the law, however, he was warned by the court that he should take this opportunity to change his life and do better.

PC Chinpire was the complainant (charging officer) in the matter.

The court was told that on Monday night, a team of  officers from the Woodbrook Police Station were on mobile patrol along Ariapita Avenue, when they observed the Venezuelan man running in a southerly direction along Luis Street.

The officers topped the man and he told the officers that he had just been robbed.

The officers, including PC Chinpire, PC Remy, and PC Pierre, immediately gave chase and were able to intercept the suspect a short distance away.

The phone was recovered.

All the officers involved in this incident were praised by senior officers of the Port of Spain district for their quick efforts in apprehending the robber.

More on this as it becomes available .

 

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