Alleged serial thieves walk
Three-year-old case dismissed over copies of files
Acting Chief Magistrate Douglas Frederick today dismissed a three-year-old case against two St Michael men after the prosecution had no file with which to start the matter.
Kemal Mario Straker, of Lot #15, Clapham Park, St Michael and Kirklan Joel Bowen of Wildey Main Road, St Michael were charged with robbing Saskia Wiltshire of a bag worth $39.40; a $1,600 Samsung Galaxy tablet; $700 BlackBerry cellular phone; a $25 flash drive; a $60 make-up kit; a $25 purse; a $23.99 book; a $25 phone charger; and five pens worth between $20 and $60.
The two were also accused of robbing Daran Gall of a $250 iPod, a $400 cellular phone and $10.
They were previously granted $10,000 bail each, however Straker is currently on remand at HMP Dodds on other charges.
When the case came up for hearing today the prosecutor said while his office was in possession of a file, they encountered some difficulties in making copies for the accused men.
The magistrate argued that there was sufficient time to get the documents copied and dismissed the case.