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Thursday, 12 September 2013 00:00

Leopold StephensOn Monday, September 9th, Leopold Stephens, 40, appeared in Magistrate’s court where he was charged with robbery and harm.

Police say that at 8:56 on Thursday, September 5, Novelo, a construction worker and resident of Marage Road in Ladyville visited the station and was seen with a swollen face and a cut to his nose.

In a report to police, Novelo told them that on that day he was on Egbert Quilter Street in the Lord’s Bank area when he was ambushed by a dark skin man he later recognized as Steve Paiz. According to Novelo, the man punched him in his face for no apparent reason.

He then robbed him of his wallet which is value at $20. It contained a $5.00 bill and a $2.00 bill along with an Atlantic Bank and Belize Bank debit cards.

That man was later identified to be, Leopold Stephens, who appeared in the court before Magistrate Dale Cayetano. Stephens was charged with one count of robbery and one count of harm upon Novelo. He pleaded not guilty and since there was no objection to bail, Magistrate Cayetano offered him bail in the sum of $3,000 plus one surety of the same amount. He is to reappear in court on October 28, 2013.