The accused, Atibon Campbell, seen her in a March 2017 iWN photo.

Police have arrested and charged an Arnos Vale teen in connection with Tuesday’s robbery and attempted robbery of two U.S. medical students in Fountain.

On Thursday, Atibon Campbell, 19, a labourer, was brought before the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court, where the charges were read to him.

He was not require to plead to the indictable charges and was granted EC$15,000 bail and was ordered to report to the Calliaqua Police Station on Mondays and Friday between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

The matter was transferred to the Serious Offences Court for Sept. 3.

The complainant in the robbery case, a resident of Arnos Vale who is originally from the United States, told police that someone, armed with a gun, robbed him of one black backpack, value US$50,containing one Asus laptop, value US$450, one Samsung Galaxy Note cellular phone value $800 and one brown wallet, value EC$25in cash, total value US$1,325 and EC$120 in cash.

The robbery occurred around 8:10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6 at Fountain Highway

In the attempted robbery case, police are alleging that Campbell, with intent to commit the offence of robbery did an act which is more than merely preparatory to the commission of the offence, by pointing a gun at the complainant, a female, at Fountain at 8:10 a.m. on Tuesday.

4 replies on “Teen charged with armed robbery of US medical student in Fountain”

  1. This our future, the penalty for such premeditated robbery must be as harsh as possible.

    We lost a previous school through two reasons

    1/ Hugo Chavez in a speech in SVG made bad comments about America and he and Gonsalves clapped and laughed at that.

    2/ Medical students were being robbed and assaulted, there lodgings being continually broken into.

    Unless the punishment is seen to be hard others will get encouragement to make the same behaviour.

    We need to take strong measures to protect our economy regarding medical schools and tourism.

  2. I’m so saddened by this news. He was a class mate of my son at the primary level. He went on to the st Martin’s secondary school. What went wrong? Just sad to see another teenager become a statistic of the prison.

  3. Once u wanna go around contributing crime you must make up ur mind to face the consequences it is simple as do d crime do the tyme

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