Youth charged with armed robberies says he was hungry and needed money
An 18-year-old Campbell Street, Albouystown, Georgetown resident appeared before Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus slapped with three counts of armed robbery and a charge of illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.
Quacy Jupiter reportedly went on a robbing spree on Emancipation Day; he pleaded guilty to two of the robberies.
The court heard that on August 1, 2019, at Louisa Row, Georgetown, while being in the company of another and armed with a gun, he robbed Ulric Bristol of a bicycle, cell phone and other items amounting to $63,000.
The other charge stated that on the same day and location, under the same circumstances, he robbed Robert Rollins of a bicycle, silver ring and cell phone amounting to $43,000.
Jupiter, in pleading guilty to the first two charges, told the court, “I was hungry and didn’t have money,” as his reasons for committing the crime.
The Magistrate deferred sentencing to Tuesday pending a probation report.
Meanwhile, the third charge stated that on the same day and at the same location, the young man robbed Roxanne Daniels of two cell phones along with cash amounting to $131,000.
It is further alleged that on the same day at Campbell Street, Albouystown, Georgetown, Jupiter had a .32 revolver along with four matching rounds in his possession when he was not a licensed firearm holder.
He pleaded not guilty to the latter charges and was remanded to prison until September 23, 2019.
Police Prosecutor Shellon Daniels told the Court that the victims identified the accused and Police found the gun, ammo and stolen items at his house.