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Visitors robbed at beach

mayers jailed for stealing over US$2 000 worth of items

COURT TODAY BLOCKOn Sunday, Shain Ramon Carl Mayers robbed two visiting university students. By Wednesday, he was behind bars at HMP Dodds beginning a three-year sentence.

Magistrate Graveney Bannister handed Mayers, of Belgrave Land, 1st Avenue Grazettes, St Michael three years on each robbery count but they will run concurrently.

Magistrate Bannister chastised Mayers for robbing anyone – Barbadian or tourist – and stressed that “when you rob a visitor, it goes far and wide” and affects “the lifeblood of
the country”.

The unemployed 26-year-old youth pleaded guilty to the charges when he appeared in the District ‘A’ Traffic Court yesterday. He told the court that he has an alcohol and a minor drug problem and wanted help.

Mayers also confessed to drinking alcohol just prior to robbing the two women.

According to the facts which Station Sergeant Peter Barrow outlined, Ninna Lannsjo, from Stockholm, Sweden and Christina Miller, of South Carolina, USA are both completing a
one-semester course at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus.

On Sunday, the two students went to Paradise Beach. While there, a man wearing a long black pants, black long-sleeve hoodie and a black cap passed them twice.

On the third occasion, he walked up to Miller, stood over her and extended his right hand. She got up, took up her bag and tried to run towards the water but Mayers held on to the bottom of the complainant’s swimsuit and pulled her back. They struggled over her bag.

When Lannsjo realized what was happening to her friend, she came to where they were and advised Miller to let the bag go. She did so.  The robber kept the bag and then went over to Lannsjo and took hers as well, before running into the nearby abandoned Four Seasons Resort.

The women reported the matter to police and their description was so accurate that Mayers was soon spotted by a policeman, who pursued him. However, he escaped into the Pile Bay area.

While lawmen were carrying out an extensive search there, they received further information that the culprit was hiding in the backyard of an abandoned house.

The police soon came upon Mayers and arrested him. He had some of the stolen property on him at the time. He later took the officers back to the old Four Seasons property for the remainder of the stash.

The thief had US$985 worth of items from Lannsjo’s bag, including an IPhone 6, while the value of the items in Miller’s bag was US$1 350.

29 Responses to Visitors robbed at beach

  1. Jema Goodluck
    Jema Goodluck November 19, 2015 at 7:51 am

    I sorry that the two women couldn’t of team up on him, and beat the hell out of him.

  2. Tamina Darkies
    Tamina Darkies November 19, 2015 at 8:06 am

    Wow if all cases dat are so straight forward cud b dealt wid so fast by d courts cause d police definitely do dey part in findin & chargin d criminals

  3. Justice For all November 19, 2015 at 8:15 am

    A big “thank you” to the men and women of the Royal Barbados Police Force.

  4. Rawle Spooner
    Rawle Spooner November 19, 2015 at 8:15 am

    Im happy this guy was caught but they are cases in Barbados which are similar in nature but take years to have any conclusion by the snail pace justice system.Fixthe justice system so everyone not just tourist can have speedy resolutions understands country dependant on tourism but they cannot be the appearance of any two tier justice system period one for locals and one for foreigners and well heel people.

  5. Walter Prescod November 19, 2015 at 8:18 am

    A job well done BPF

  6. Menace II Babylon November 19, 2015 at 8:33 am

    Don’t playing you chucking in whether Barbadian or Tourist as I have never seen such a swift expedition of justice, ever. not in my 39 years of living. Yet we have robbers on remand since Jah knows when …. A crime against a visitor is a crime against the state. 3 days to sentencing. WOW that has to be a Caribbean record. Please find me a case that justice was so swiftly carried out? In Caricom? I would like to know. The CPS takes weeks, months and even years to formualte their prosecution. No need for investigating, wonder if he had plead not guilty to the offence and wanted a trail. The licks he get he aint study nothing so.

    Not condoning any type of violent offence but what a load of croc.

    We have been criticized by our higher courts about our remand procedures and man sentenced in three days wow. Good thing you aint rob a local or you would be on bail and walking the streets. The day I see a local rob a business place and is caught and sentenced in three days I dont know what i would do.

    Race, nationality and Ethnicity is the deciding factors so don’t come with your twisted logic bout whether bajan or tourist.

  7. Menace II Babylon November 19, 2015 at 8:35 am

    Make it universal and clean up the streets and allow the citizens to have some faith in the judicial procedures.

  8. Peachesnaddy Brown
    Peachesnaddy Brown November 19, 2015 at 8:36 am

    And ppl want the media to hide this smh obviously they didn’t read before they comment….local news don’t have to publish this for it to be all over the world kmt I only sorry they didn’t break a bottle an puncture his neck

  9. Watchman November 19, 2015 at 9:26 am

    “a man wearing a long black pants, black long-sleeve hoodie and a black cap ”
    Men2Baby above, perhaps you do not follow court cases much. I know I dont, but I easily recall Everton Rommell Brathwaite. No foreigners were involved there.

  10. Menace II Babylon November 19, 2015 at 10:05 am

    I humbly apologise @ Watchman. With Everton Romell Braithwaite what was his offence and was it as swift as from arrest to sentencing in three days? Please elaborate my brother….

  11. Michael Ess
    Michael Ess November 19, 2015 at 10:12 am

    Public flogging should be a thing.

  12. Watchman November 19, 2015 at 10:43 am

    Hi Menace, no apology required we all here discussing man.
    The crime was the 15th and he was sentenced the 17th based on this report:

  13. BOBO THE SAME CLOWN November 19, 2015 at 11:08 am

    I hope that when these young ladies do leave Barbados they’ll have some wonderful memories of experiences that they would have had during they stay, and would feel that this bad experience would not,and i mean would not in anyway act as a deterrent to revisit Barbados again . I do hope that there are going to be more positives ,than the negative than this slug created.

  14. Angela Fergusson November 19, 2015 at 11:14 am

    Royal Barbados Police Force we thank you for your excellent work. We encourage you to keep doing a great job, we want Barbados to remain safe and Stable, your work HELPS!

  15. jrsmith November 19, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    Well done to our ,BPF, I am of the opinion, after getting involve in a conversation , apart from the laziness , which our magistrate talked about, a lot of the blame can be placed on attorney, who drag cases. and in many cases they don’t gather evidence as they should.

  16. Janette Reifer
    Janette Reifer November 19, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    Do you really believe that he should be at Dodds serving 3 year ? May be that is the maximum at Magistrate court. 3 years to do what ? Remain there to eat free food ? I am sick of the Politicians, some of the crooked Lawyers, some judges, because they would not sentence to hard labour and Mini bus drivers. Believe it or not !

  17. Signori Nera
    Signori Nera November 19, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    Good going pigs

  18. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce November 19, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    Magistrate Bannister chastised Mayers for robbing anyone – Barbadian or tourist – and stressed that “when you rob a visitor, it goes far and wide” and affects “the lifeblood of the country”. A clear reminder to outlaws. Well done RBPF!

  19. Menace II Babylon November 19, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    Hey watchman, I cut and paste your link and I did read about the offender where you highlighted there was also a swift expedite of justice to a local. It states clearly he was sentenced to a suspended sentence for a previous offence in May I think. Therefore any future offending he will be sentenced for the previous offence and for the new offence.

    This is different as the offender that committed acts of violence and robbery did not have a previous suspended sentence but a substance misuse addiction. If I am wrong please correct me. Swift expedition of justice is usually reserved for visitors where if the offender pleads not guilty, this is hardly expedited to locals, with people in jail waiting for sentencing for theft, robbery and firearm offences.

    This is different in comparison to your link, and what I was suggesting is that this becomes universal and sentence offenders on guilty pleas the same way thus saving court costs. I am aware of an idiot case that popped a chain from a tourist who was making an attempt to purchase cocaine in the parking lot of Chefette Rockley. He got a swift expedition of justice as it is difficult to encourage people to return from distant lands.

    As long as their is a guilty plea don’t take forever start locking up people.

  20. Michael Crichlow
    Michael Crichlow November 19, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    Visitors get Rob everyday along with residents up in the civilized north…tell how many bajan get b&e and rob in Bim…your god got crucified with two thieves …hummmm please!!


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