Police have arrested and jointly charged five Brittons Hill, St. Michael young men, including a juvenile, for robbing two people aboard a Transport Board bus on Tuesday.
Akeem Nathaniel Williams, 21, Keibarry Remario Bryan, 18, both from Fordes Road, 20 year-old Scotts Gap resident Ziggy Matthew Shawn Wilson, 17 year-old Rico Danny Kirton of Block 8B Bonnetts, and a 15 year-old were also jointly charged with one count of criminal damage to the bus.
After all of them appeared at the District A Magistrate Court yesterday Kirton and Williams, who faced other charges, were remanded Dodds and have to return to Court on September 25.
The others were each granted $7, 500 bail with one surety and are to reappear in court on September 11.
Police Public Relations Officer Inspector David Welch said the offences occurred on Wildey Road, St. Michael and the two victims were robbed of money, cellular phones and jewellery.
After committing the two robberies, the perpetrators exited the bus in Wildey, in the area of the old Banks Breweries. The phones, chain and pendant were recovered.
Welch also said 32 year-old Rommel Marlon Gittens was also arrested, charged and was expected to appear in District A Magistrate Court for the offences unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, unlawful possession of a “very small quantity” of cannabis and unlawful possession of camouflage.
On Wednesday police executed a search warrant at Gittens’ Licorish Village, My Lord’s Hill, St. Michael and found the mentioned articles.(SC)