No bail for robbery-accused fish vendor
When Romaro Shane Lewis went before the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court last week on four robbery charges, Magistrate Douglas Frederick remanded the Christ Church fish vendor until October 19.
Lewis, of #89 Hillside, Gall Hill is accused of robbing Sybil Bayne-Collymore of $500, two bangles, two cellular phones, a handbag and a purse, while he also robbed Gregory Harris of a $1,400 bracelet, on July 16. Their combined value was $3,465. He was not required to plead to the indictable charge.
His second charge relates to stealing a handbag, cash and a pair of slippers belonging to Leann Brathwaite, totalling $250 in value, on August 15.
Other allegations are that on September 5 he robbed Melissa Massiah of a handbag and its contents, valued $399 and 12 days later, he stole three handbags and their contents, worth $250, belonging to Veronica Bryan.
Lewis pleaded not guilty to the three summary matters.
When the question of bail arose, the prosecution objected.
Station Sergeant Neville Watson stated that the accused was already on bail relative to two similar matters, which showed a propensity for such offences.
Watson added that all of the allegations have similar aggravating features; – all the complainants were female and in each case there was an alleged theft of property; some of which had been recovered.
The prosecutor added that society needed to be protected from Lewis, whom he feared further allegations might arise against, if he were to be granted bail.