Teenager jailed for escaping from Police custody

Teenager jailed for escaping from Police custody

first_imgNineteen-year-old Clifton Boyce who escaped from Police custody after he was arrested for snatching a woman’s purse was on Friday jailed and fined after he appeared before Georgetown Magistrate Leron Daly and admitted to the charges.One charge detailed that while being in lawful custody at the Ruimveldt Police Station on a larceny charge on November 16, 2017, he escaped from lawful custody.The other charge detailed that on November 15, 2017, at the Meadow Bank Wharf, he stole a purse containing a Samsung phone valued at ,000 and cash worth ,440, property of Nafeeza Patterson.Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh told the Court that the virtual complainant (VC) was at the wharf market in Meadow Bank shopping when Boyce approached her, grabbed her purse containing the items and attempted to escape, but public-spirited persons subdued him and handed him over to the Police.At the Ruimveldt Police Station, he was placed on a bench in the Enquires Office, but requested to go to the washroom. His handcuff was removed, and the accused immediately ran out of the station and boarded a bus. The bus was followed and stopped by ranks on Lombard Street, Georgetown, where Boyce was rearrested.In a plea in mitigation, Boyce told Magistrate Daly, “I stole it, but she get it back.”For escaping from lawful custody, he was jailed for one year and fined ,000. And on the larceny charge, he was jailed for six months.last_img

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