In a recent development on November 7th, 2023, a Lambeau man and a Diego Martin woman faced charges related to a series of robberies in Tobago.
The accused, Cody Bailey, 21, of Mt St George and Milford Road, Lambeau, and Jahmielia Pierre, 20, of Lucy Vale, Diego Martin, were brought before the Scarborough Magistrate to answer their alleged crimes.
Bailey was charged with the theft of articles and appeared in court, where he was not required to enter a plea, as the charges were laid indictably.
The magistrate ordered Bailey to be remanded in custody until November 17th, 2023, pending further consideration of bail.
His alleged accomplice, Jahmielia Pierre, faced charges of housebreaking and theft. Pierre, hailing from Diego Martin, appeared before Senior Magistrate Christine Charles at the Scarborough Magistrates’ First Court.
She was granted bail in the amount of $100,000 with a surety or an alternative cash deposit of $15,000.
As a condition of her bail, Pierre is required to remain in Trinidad unless reporting to the Tobago court. Her next court appearance is scheduled for December 5th, 2023.
The arrests were the result of a police investigation that took place between November 1st and 2nd. Acting on the information received, law enforcement executed a search warrant at the Lambeau and Upper Scarborough locations.
During the search, officers reportedly uncovered a variety of stolen items at both sites, including a boat engine, chainsaw, router set, backpack blower, generator, cellphones, binoculars, speakers, a television set, circular saw, industrial grinder, heavy-duty Dewalt Hilti, shears, sneakers, gold and silver jewellery, and watches.
The recovery of these stolen items led to the apprehension of Bailey and Pierre, who now face charges brought by Detective Sgt Wilson, PCs Phillips, and Ferguson.
The legal proceedings are unfolding, with Bailey in custody awaiting further court decisions and Pierre released on bail until her next appearance in December.
The case underscores the collaborative efforts of law enforcement in Tobago to address and curb criminal activities.
As the legal process unfolds, the court will determine the fate of the accused, shedding light on the details of the alleged robberies and the impact on the victims.
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