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Youth to pay after running off with phone

COURT TODAY BLOCKZachary Akeem Romario Bostic had three months at large with a stolen cellular phone.

However, police caught up with the 21-year-old yesterday and arrested and charged him with the November 6, 2015 offence of stealing Damian Edmund’s $1,200 device.

Bostic, of #83B Parkinson Field, Pine, St Michael pleaded guilty to the offence when he appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court today.

Police revealed that Edmund advertised a Samsung Galaxy S6 on Bajan Marketplace last November 6. Bostic responded to the advertisement, stating that he wanted to buy the phone.

Consequently, the two men arranged to meet at a pasture close to the Sanitation Service Authority in the Pine, St Michael. The meeting took place just after 7 p.m.

On arrival, Edmund sat in his car and handed Bostic the phone through the passenger window, so he could examine it. Bostic, however, ran off with the phone and neither he nor the device was seen again by Edmund.   

Today, Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant ordered Bostic to pay $1,200 in compensation in two months’ time, along with $150 court costs or face four months in jail.

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