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Teen, 18-y-o charged over robbery at high school in St Elizabeth

Published:Monday | March 20, 2023 | 1:39 PM
They are scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, April 11.

The police have charged a 17-year-old boy and an 18-year-old in relation to the robbery of a high school in Elim district, St Elizabeth last month.

They are charged with school house breaking, larceny, and receiving stolen property.

The name of the 17-year-old is being withheld because he is a minor, while his co-accused has been identified as Kessoniel Banton of Elim district in the parish.

The incident happened on Friday, February 03.

The police report that about 3:30 p.m., Banton and the other teen forced open a window at the school where they allegedly stole over 60 Samsung tablet computers with an estimated value of $2 million, a laptop and an undetermined sum of cash.

A report was made to the police and an investigation carried out.

During the investigation, the stolen items were found in possession of Banton and the other teen, according to the police.

They were arrested and subsequently charged after a question and answer interview in the presence of their attorneys.

They are scheduled to appear before the St Elizabeth Parish Court on Tuesday, April 11.

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