A 20-year-old man has been charged in connection with the early morning robbery of two women.
Trevano Caine, of Arnos Vale, appeared at the Serious Offences Court, on Tuesday, but was not allowed to plead to the indictable charges.
He was charged that on March 11, at Villa-Fountain Road, being armed with a knife, he robbed Tamicha Haynes, of Villa, of one silver iPhone 6, valued at EC$1,100; one black and brown handbag, valued at EC$200, containing one black iPhone, valued at EC$1,200; on white earphone, valued at EC$15; one glass bowl containing food, valued at EC$160; one black leather purse, valued at EC$50; one yellow plastic purse, valued at EC$15; one navy blue umbrella, valued at EC$40; one purple and green charger, valued at EC$30; one red leather purse, valued at EC$40; one white cloth purse, valued at EC$90; one small bottle of peanut, valued at EC$8 and EC$75 in cash, total value, EC$3,038, Haynes’ property, and at the time of so doing and in order to do so put Haynes in fear of being then and there subjected to force.
He was further charged that on the same date and place, without lawful excuse, he damaged one multicolour dress, valued at EC$80, Haynes’ property.
Police are also alleging that on March 12, at Arnos Vale, Caine, armed with a knife, robbed Rhonda Dickson, of Arnos Vale, of one black Jessica Simpson handbag, valued at EC$150, containing one pink and white iPhone S, valued at EC$1,800; one Chance perfume, valued at EC$370; one brown hand purse containing documents, valued at EC$75; one St. Vincent and the Grenadines passport, valued at EC$150; one large Bazic filing case containing documents, valued at EC$10; one small Bazic filing case containing receipts, valued at EC$5; eight pens, valued at EC$25;four markers, valued at EC$25; one black Design Optic glasses, valued at EC$100; one blue and green purse, valued at EC$20; one black Kingston flashdrive, valued at EC$65; one multicolour purse containing five bunches of keys, valued at EC$150; one black and white purse, valued at EC$175; one orange purse containing EC$25 in coins; one cheque leaf made out to Columbus Communications Ltd, valued at EC$10; one cloth bag containing one Canon SD memory card, valued at EC$80, total value EC$3,420, Dickson’s property, and at the time of so doing and in order to do so put Dickson in fear of then and there being subjected to force.
Prosecutor Station Sergeant of Police Renrick Cato did not object to bail.
He told the court that the intention of the prosecution is to speak with the accused about a paper committal when the investigation is complete.
Cato said that this is based on what Caine had indicated.
Chief Magistrate Rechanne Browne dealt with bail separately for each of the changes.
The court heard that the incident against Dickson allegedly occurred at 7 a.m. and that with Haynes a 6:45 a.m.
In relation to Caine’ alleged robbery of Dickson, he was granted EC$6,000 bail and EC$7,000 in the matter involving Haynes.
He was further ordered to have no contact with the virtual complainants, to surrender his travel documents and obtain the permission of the court to leave the state.
The chief magistrate further ordered that stop notices be placed at ports of entry and exit, that Caine observes a 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew and report to the Calliaqua Police Station on Mondays between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.,
The next hearing is on May 2.
Detective Constable 446 Nicos Hope is leading the investigation.