Crime — 13 June 2014 — by Albert J. Ciego
Alexander Sutherland, 18, fined $2,200 for robbery and harm

Alexander Sutherland, 18, who was arrested and charged with robbery and harm for beating and robbing Delwyn Tun, 43, of San Joaquin, Corozal District, was yesterday fined $2,000 for the robbery and $200 for the charge of harm in the Corozal Magistrate’s Court by Magistrate Hurl Hamilton.

He was given up to September 30 to pay the fine, in default he will spend 18 months in prison.

The sentencing of his partner-in-crime, a youth, 17, charged similarly, has been adjourned to Wednesday, June 25, to give time for a report to be submitted from the Human Development office.

Tun was beaten and robbed by two men while going home at about 10:00 Saturday night after being at a bar in the village. The thieves stole a silver ring valued at $30, a silver chain valued at $80, and a silver bracelet valued at $75, all to a total value of $185.

Police responded quickly and arrested Sutherland and the youth, both from Calcutta, and they were charged with robbery and harm. The youth was charged in the presence of his parents.

Tun told police said that he was riding home on his bicycle when on his arrival near the BTL compound, he was attacked by two boys, who are known to him, and who were both drinking in the bar earlier.

He said that both of the men punched him in the face, and then threw him to the ground, where they searched his pockets and stole his belongings.

Police took Tun to the Corozal Hospital, where the injury was classified as harm.

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