Man robbed of cellphone and $2
After robbing a man of a cellular phone and $2 on Saturday, Rico Akeem Hepburn told the victim to “go along and keep yuh life”.
That was what the District “A” Magistrates Court heard today when Hepburn, of Gills Road, Roebuck Street, St Michael, confessed to robbing Fabian Connell.
Hepburn, who also admitted he had a drug problem, was remanded to the Psychiatric Hospital until March 23 by Acting Magistrate Alliston Seale
In outlining the facts, Acting Station Sergeant Junior Kirton said that Connell was walking along Roebuck Street around 4:30 a.m. when he saw a man he knew as Reuben. He asked the man for some money and Reuben told him to follow him.
They both went to Greenfield where Reuben changed $20 and gave Connell $4.
As Connell was leaving, he said he noticed that the two men whom he had passed earlier sitting along Gill’s Road, were standing behind him. He tried to leave but the men blocked his path.
Hepburn then asked Connell for money and while he refused at first, he then handed over $2. It was at that point that Hepburn, while brandishing a knife, ordered Connell to “pass all the money you got pon you”.
Hepburn and his counterpart then searched Connell’s pockets and took his cellular phone and the $2, before telling him to “go along and keep yuh life”.
Hepburn asked the court for help and explained that he had smoked crack/cocaine before the incident.
He also told the court that he could not remember having a knife.