Teenagers remanded for jacking boy’s Nike slippers Print E-mail
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Thursday, 28 January 2016 00:00

It is one of the most prevelant crimes of this era and two teenagers are now behind bars on remand for taking away a little boy’s name brand slippers. Ulide Allen, 18, and Norton Lorenzo Tun are on remand at the Belize Central Prison for a charge of robbery.

A fourteen-year-old boy reported to police that sometime around 9 p.m. on Friday, January 22, he was getting a ride on a bicycle with a friend on Vernon Street when they were approached by three males riding on separate bicycles. One of the men, who he knows well and identified as Allen, rode beside them and said, “Mek ah get that slippers.” The boy told him, “You can’t get this.” This was when the others used their bicycles to crash into him and his friend. This caused them to fall to the ground. While he was on the ground, Allen and his friends held him down and removed his slippers from his feet. The men then rode off.

Police investigation led to the arrest and charge of Allen and Tun. Both appeared before Magistrate Carlos Mendoza on Tuesday, January 26, to answer to a single charge of robbery. In court, the teenagers were unrepresented and pleaded not guilty to the charge. Prosecutor in the case, Inspector Pablo Pinkney, had heavy objection to bail on the grounds that there is a strong case against the two, the prevalence of the crime and the fact that the accused know their victim. Magistrate Mendoza upheld the objection and remanded the men to prison until February 26. He said that he will consider bail for the teenagers at their next court appearance.