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Adolphus Palacio and Callin Castillo Charged with Arm Robbery Print E-mail
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Friday, 07 March 2014 00:00

Adolphus Palacio, 19, and 20-year-old Collin Castillo, both residents of La Democracia, are in jail after they were remanded on a charge of armed robbery upon 18-year-old Priscilla Wagner on Friday, February 28. 

Wagner reported to police that at about 2:30 p.m. on Friday, February 28, she was walking down the Coastal Road after exiting a bus at the junction with the highway when two dark complexion males rode past her very slowly and watched her in a suspicious manner. According to Wagner, one of the men, who was tall and had a gold tooth, turned back and snatched her chain as he rode from behind. The other man, who she described as muscular and short, pointed a firearm at her and demanded that she hand over her purse. The men took a white Samsung Galaxy S3 cell phone valued at $1,486; a gold chain valued $800; a brown purse valued $150 and containing $60 cash; a key value $50 and a flash drive value $80, a total of over $2,600. 

Acting on information received, police visited Adolphus Palacio’s home and conducted a search on him where they found Wagner’s flash drive. 18-year-old Ebony White was present with him at the time of the search and a further search inside the home led to the discovery of Wagner’s purse which contained $53 at the time. Palacio and White were charged with handling stolen goods. Palacio was additionally charged with armed robbery, along with Collin Castillo.

Castillo and Palacio appeared before Magistrate Leslie Hamilton on Monday, March 3. They pleaded not guilty to the charge and since the offense was allegedly committed using a firearm bail was denied for both men. Palacio and White pleaded not guilty to handling stolen goods. White was granted bail in the sum of $1,000 plus one surety of the same amount, which she met.
Palacio, Castillo and White are due back in Court on April 29.