Monday 21 October, 2019

Teen pleads guilty to wasting police time after faking robbery

An 18-year-old man who falsely reported a robbery pleaded guilty to a charge of wasteful employment of police time, after appearing before a Princes Town Magistrate on Friday.

Andel Procope, of Monkey Town, New Grant, appeared before Magistrate Michelle Maharajh-Brown, in the Princes Town 1st Magistrates’ Court, on Friday, April 27, 2018.

The teen was placed on a bond of $1000 and ordered to keep the peace and be of good behaviour for one year.

Procope initially made a report to the Princes Town Police Station on Saturday, March 17, 2018, that while walking along Tramline Street, Princes Town, around 12:30 pm on the same day, he was accosted by two armed men who robbed him of $2,001.00.

The money had been given to him by his mother to pay an outstanding bill.

Investigations were supervised by Sgt. Roland Ramlogan, of the Princes Town CID, while Procope was formally charged by PC Caleb Ramkissoon, on Thursday, April 26, 2018.

 

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