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Accused robber offered bail

Published:Saturday | March 7, 2015 | 12:00 AM

WESTERN BUREAU:

A St James man who reportedly held up a woman with a machete and robbed her of her cell phone was offered bail when he appeared in court on Tuesday.

Nineteen-year-old Donovan Davis, a labourer of a Salt Spring address, was brought before the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate's Court on a charge of robbery with aggravation. He was offered bail in the sum of $80,000 with two sureties, and his case was set for mention on March 10.

Davis was arrested and charged on February 11 following allegations that he and another man accosted the female complainant and held her up with a machete before robbing her of a Huawei cell phone.

Following the alleged incident, Davis and the other man were taken into custody during a police operation in Salt Spring. Davis was reportedly pointed out by the complainant in an identification parade.

On Tuesday, Davis' attorney, Chumu Parrish, made a bail application on the defendant's behalf before presiding magistrate Carolyn Tie.

"My client denies any involvement in the robbery and he has no previous convictions," Parrish said of Davis.

The prosecution told the court that its case file against Davis was ready for trial.

"I will offer him bail in the sum of $80,000 with two sureties, and he is to report to the Montego Hills Police Station," said Tie. She set the case for mention on March 10.

- C.T.