Fmr Royal Castle employee jailed, security placed on bail for robbing teen

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A 21-year-old former employee of Royal Castle was on Thursday (November 02, 2017) sentenced to two months in prison for robbing a 15-year-old student of his cell phone.

Kerry Sears, of Farmers Fields, Sophia appeared before Magistrate Ann McLennan to answer to the charge of robbery with violence.

The court heard that at about 14:30 hrs on October 28, 2017, at Aubrey Barker Road, Sears confronted the teen who had just exited Royal Castle and choked him while relieving him of a cell phone valued $19,900.

The matter was reported to the police and Sears was subsequently arrested.

The unrepresented man begged the court for leniency as he denied choking the teen. Sears told the Court that “all I tell the youth man when I rob he was ‘friend, right now, time hard so give me that phone.”

Police Prosecutor, Arwin Moore related that Sears is wanted for similar offences at the Ruimveldt and Brickdam Police Stations.

Sears was sentenced to two months jail with the hope that he would be rehabilitated.

Meanwhile, 19-year-old Royal Castle security guard, Mikhel Garraway was also charged for receiving the stolen cell phone from Sears.

Garraway denied the charge which stated that on November 1, 2017 at Georgetown, he received from a cell phone valued $19,500 from Sears, knowing same to be stolen or unlawfully obtained.

According to Garraway, he had borrowed the phone from Sears to make a call but the man left without reclaiming the phone.

The Police Prosecutor made no objection to bail but requested the conditions be attached to ensure the defendant reappear in court.
The Magistrate released Garraway on $30,000 bail and adjourned the matter until November 9.

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