Youth remanded hours after placed on ‘peace bond’ for stealing

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Less than 24 hours after appearing before Magistrate Clive Nurse and placed on a one-year bond for stealing from a woman’s handbag, a 24-year-old fish vendor was on Friday remanded to prison for attempting to commit the same felony again.

Franklyn Wilson is charged with attempting to commit a felony on June 28, 2019, that is to say, larceny from person.

Wilson of South Sophia, Greater Georgetown, pleaded not guilty to the charge and told the court that he is the sole breadwinner for his family of four.

Prosecutor David Goodman told the Court that on June 27, Wilson was charged before the same court for larceny from a person and was placed on a one-year bond.

As it relates to the June 28 incident, the court heard that a city Police Constable on patrol duties observed Wilson walking closely behind persons and acting in a suspicious matter.

The Constable observed Wilson as he walking behind a woman, unzipped her handbag and pushed his hands inside, unknown to her.

He was subsequently arrested. The Prosecutor objected to Wilson being released on bail since the defendant is well-known for committing such crimes and is also currently on bail for a robbery under-arms matter committed against a Police Officer.

Magistrate Nurse remanded Wilson to prison until July 22, 2019.

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