Brathwaite gets nine months for robbery
Magistrate Douglas Frederick sentenced the 43-year-old man on Saturday to that amount of time at HMP Dodds after he pleaded guilty to robbing Kenneth Duncan of a cellular phone on July 20.
The facts which the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court heard were that Duncan was at a bar and left to go to Tudor Street to purchase some cigarettes. He had to go through a track to reach where they were being sold. While on his way, Duncan saw a man standing at the entrance of the track.
After walking past the man, Duncan felt a hard blow to the top of his head. He fell to the ground, dizzy. He then felt someone remove his wallet and cellular phone from his pocket. Duncan subsequently sought medical attention for a laceration to the head and a dislocated shoulder.
After he was taken into custody by police, Brathwaite admitted robbing Duncan. He said he had sold the phone to a stranger and bought drugs with the money.