Breakthrough made in Brittons Hill robbery

Two men, including a teenager, were remanded to HMP Dodds today after appearing before Magistrate Douglas Frederick on ten joint charges of theft.

They are 16-year-old Ajani Anthony Brathwaite, of Hillbury Road, Brittons Hill, St Michael, and 23-year-old Adrian Romario Mottley, of No. 13, Water Mill Place, Bayville, St Michael.

The duo is accused of robbing Ruben Guiste of an $800 bracelet and $60 in cash on November 27. They are also accused of robbing Michael Mohan of a $750 cellular phone, Kerry-ann Harris of a $1, 200 cellular phone, Walton Burrowes of a $2,500 cellular phone and Roxanne Jones of $800 cash –  all on December 3.

Adrian Mottley and Ajani Anthony Brathwaite

On December 16, Antonio Perch allegedly became their next victim when they reportedly robbed him of a $600 cellular phone, two bangles worth $400, a watch worth $120, a bag worth $120, a pair of sneakers worth $400, a $120 wallet, $600 in cash and three bottles of whiskey worth $480.

They are also accused of assaulting David Benn with intent to rob him on December 16, as well as robbing Kenrick Gibson of a $650 cellular phone. Also on that same day they allegedly stole a bag valued at $70, a cellular phone worth $400, a ring valued at $1,500, a bracelet worth $400, a tin of spam worth $10, two tins of sausages worth $4.20, 50 tickets worth $50 and $70 in cash belonging to Eglah Benn while robbing Emon Layne of a $300 firearm, six rounds of ammunition valued $6, a firearm licence worth $200, a $50 wallet, a $25 Barbados identification card, a $50 Cave Shepherd card, a $60 BARP card and 65 tickets worth $65.

They were not required to plead to the offences, as the prosecutor, Station Sergeant Neville Reid, who objected to bail, pointed out that firearms were allegedly used in commiting the crimes.

He also submitted that a firearm was stolen during the commission of one of the offences and that investigations were continuing in order to recover the gun while a third person is also being sought by police.

“We believe that the frequency in which they [the offences] were committed, if granted bail, the accused would reoffend and there is need to protect the citizens of this country,” Reid said, also pointing out that Mottley was already on bail for other matters.

However, Brathwaite’s attorneys Marlon Gordon and Harry Husbands argued that their client was fit for bail and should be allowed to go home for Christmas.

While also contending that the 16-year-old was hardly a man and was innocent of the charges, Gordon submitted that conditions could be imposed in order to secure Brathwaite’s attendance at court.

“What nexus do they [the police] have in connecting Brathwaite to these offences. He was arrested since Saturday and was only brought to court today,” the attorney said, while highlighting the fact that the teenager was neither charged with possession nor for use of a firearm.

“There is no other evidence against him apart from the serious nature of the matter,” the attorney argued, adding that Brathwaite had no other matters pending before the court.

However, the same could not be said for Mottley who has two cases of aggravated burglary pending. Those matters date back to 2014. However, his legal counsel Sian Lange argued that her client, who had been in custody since Monday, was a fit candidate for bail.

According to her the maintenance worker, who is employed at a hotel, was picked up by police at work, and was never given an opportunity to give a statement with regards to the offences.

“There are alleged confession statements but he never gave any statement or signed anything.”

She further argued that to remand him at this time would put his job at risk and his family in financial peril.

However, with tears running down Brathwaite’s dad’s face, Magistrate Frederick stated that the police must be given a chance to conduct their investigations.

“We all live in this society, we know the trend with respect to firearms and there is an allegation that a firearm was stolen. In this case societal interest trumps the individual interest in this circumstance,” the magistrate explained as he remanded the accused men to prison until January 18.

31 Responses to Breakthrough made in Brittons Hill robbery

  1. Tony Webster December 22, 2017 at 5:50 am

    Mothers will say that that, deep down, really, they are “good boys”.
    I met a senior Dodds officer two days back, and was discussing what’s happening to our young people. After I offered that “We can’t abandon our young people just so”, he looked me straight in the eye…and added..”but some really need hanging!”. I guess, when you compare philosophical positions, with looking the very devil in his face…and can smell his breath…you get a different picture.

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    • jennifer December 22, 2017 at 6:00 am

      Now that is the problem Tony and talking to ingrunt people. The fu#*ers which needed hanging and still need hanging, them ignorant bit&e$ won’t or can’t hang. And you can throw in that big head lot too to the hanging pile.

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      • jennifer December 22, 2017 at 6:09 am

        I’ll tell you who needs hanging TW. The lot who robbed and stole, renamed and displaced a nation of people and whitewashed their history. And the other lot who took on the culture, history, traditions and systems of another people to confuse and disorient and disenfranchise their people causing the first lot to capitalise on the now downtrodden in every way possible.

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    • kk December 22, 2017 at 8:33 am

      amen

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  2. archy perch December 22, 2017 at 6:14 am

    @jennifer….I could understand Shakespeare quicker than I could understand you. My Gosh???

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    • jennifer December 22, 2017 at 6:35 am

      No surprises here from you archy. May I suggest that you not read comments. Thanks in advance.

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    • harry turnover December 22, 2017 at 7:30 am

      Big man ,if you can’t understand what you can see ,then read BETWEEN THE LINES and UNDER THE DOTS then…you will be pleasantly surprise at the information you could gather.
      Jenny …this resident yard fowl is nothing more than a pest ….,next time put some mosquito deodorant between the lines and under the dots and see wha gine happen.

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  3. archy perch December 22, 2017 at 6:15 am

    You must have a Donald Trump computer

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    • jennifer December 22, 2017 at 6:40 am

      Oh yes I do have one. We need some black leaders like trump in this place. Then we all would not be constantly hoodwinked and have to fall to yardfowl and scooby level for the crumbs and snacks from under the red table with the white table cloth. SEE IF YOU UNDERSTAND THAT.

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  4. archy perch December 22, 2017 at 6:48 am

    I ‘ll have to ask the fake lawyer to interpret that for me.

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    • jennifer December 22, 2017 at 6:57 am

      So who decides fake is fake and when fake is not fake. And who set our standards of reality anyway??? Could it be a fake people archy???

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  5. jennifer December 22, 2017 at 6:49 am

    We have gone so far south as a broken nation of people.

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  6. harry turnover December 22, 2017 at 7:36 am

    Wunna gine bout robbing people ? and thought that the Police din gine hold wunna ? now wunna life dun wid
    After you leave the JAIL HOUSE NOBODY will HIRE you and wunna RH gine be in and out of JAIL….FIDIOTS.

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  7. luther thorne December 22, 2017 at 7:45 am

    PUBLIC FLOGGINGS – The only answer to stem the Tide

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    • kk December 22, 2017 at 8:37 am

      i agree, cause when they on their way to jail them does be laughing and telling people how they going eat and come back fat and bare dog but flogging would definitely hurt and make them look shame.

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    • Leroy December 22, 2017 at 8:44 am

      You should be the first to get flog.

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  8. kk December 22, 2017 at 8:34 am

    wait!!!!! why it is that i reply to a specific person comment and it end up after a moon donkey one.

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  9. Alex Alleyne December 22, 2017 at 8:39 am

    They watch too much WESTERN movies where the bad men rob the stage coach.
    They are going to DODDS not YUMA. That’s why.

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  10. kk December 22, 2017 at 8:42 am

    i honestly don’t have the time to read the above story but when i read it in the newspaper it stated that the 23 year old was gainfully employed. All i could say was WTF and RH!!!!

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  11. archy perch December 22, 2017 at 8:46 am

    harry, you mout nasty man.

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  12. milli watt December 22, 2017 at 10:39 am

    people walking round wid dat kind a money and valuables……..barbados can’t be that badly off at all.

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    • Leroy December 22, 2017 at 2:37 pm

      You cannot judge on that metric,
      I can go and buy a mercedes benz tomorrow and neglect my mortgage, kids and all other responsibilities.

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  13. Helicopter(8P) December 22, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Sgt. Reid you have come out of an outstanding family of law enforcement personnel in Barbados. I would thing not that such crininals are residing in your section precents of operations. Barbadians overseas are astound at such a beed of young men existing in your station district.

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  14. Helicopter(8P) December 22, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    Who the hell cares if his job is at risk did not those that he robbed jobs were at risk? Those persons that he robbed jobs were also at risk along with their lives.

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  15. Helicopter(8P) December 22, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    What makes it more severe is that they decided to have possession of firearms and also steal fire arms thats a firearms catch! Are they terorists?

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  16. jrsmith December 22, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    @ Jennifer , hail, hail , your (6.40) good shot , but will also add black crime only effect black people ,thats why DoDDS is full black on black and who ever try to govern Barbados in future , will have to add lots of square meters to the building …….

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  17. Bajan USA December 22, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    What about the victims if crimes. Its time to arm responsible Barbadians home owners. I live in Florida and anyone can get a gun license to own a gun.barbados need to rethink its gun policy
    Guarantee if 4 or 5 people was arm the outcome would have been different. If the bad guy’s are packing…..So should the good guy’s.

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    • Jennifer December 22, 2017 at 6:54 pm

      And don’t let trump dis-arm u guys either. A PURGE COMING soon.

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  18. Belfast December 22, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    For sure many of these post-assembly line lawyers are not on the side of Law and Order, but rather on the side of Dollars and Cents.

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  19. Nanci December 23, 2017 at 9:14 am

    These guys rob a lot of people teenager or no teenager , both of them needs to stay in prison. They got away with one robbery so they continued with their crimes. If you gonna point a gun in someone favpce and steal their bags, she’s, phones, and jewrelly, you are a heartless thief and should remain in prison. Where did they took these items, family members need to be aware what the young people that not working where they getting these items from.

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  20. Nanci December 23, 2017 at 9:26 am

    I knew they stalk the place before robbing it. Stores owners should shoot them.

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