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Fruits vendor slapped with robbery charge

first_imgA fruit vendor of Bourda Market was on Tuesday slapped with three charges ranging from robbery to resisting Police arrest and disorderly behaviour when he made his appearance at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Fitzroy Gibson denied all three of the charges when they were read to him. The Police stated that on August 23, 2018, while in the vicinity of Robb and Bourda Streets, Georgetown, Gibson stole $15,000 from Sabrina Pilgrim.The Police also contend that on the same day and time, and in the same vicinity, Gibson resisted Police arrest and behaved in a disorderly manner towards the lawmen.The prosecution is contending that on the day in question, the defendant and her husband were walking in the vicinity of Robb and Bourda Streets when the accused pushed his hands into the woman’s purse and took out the money.After realising she was being robbed, the woman screamed for assistance and alerted a plainclothes Police rank. He attempted to arrest Gibson, but Gibson resisted arrest, resulting in the rank calling for back-up. Gibson was eventually arrested and charged.Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan fined the man $10,000 for disorderly behaviour, and $5,000 for court costs. He was also ordered to compensate the virtual complainant.last_img read more