Apr 09, 2018 News
– hours after he escaped from police station
Aided by Sophia residents, a mother yesterday turned her son over to the police, hours after the 16-year-old armed robbery suspect had escaped from custody.
The teen had escaped from the Cove and John Police Station, where he was being held for allegedly robbing a man at gunpoint.
But while in custody, the teen asked a rank to use to the washroom, but used the opportunity to bolt from the station.
The teen then turned up at his mother’s home in Sophia. It was reported that upon seeing him, his mother alerted the police after she learnt that he had escaped from police custody.
The juvenile was subsequently handed over to Commander ‘C’ Division Senior Superintendent Edmond Cooper in the presence of Crime Chief Assistant Commissioner Paul Williams.
Last week, the teen allegedly slapped a 34-year-old painter after robbing him at gunpoint.
He is among three persons in custody after police seized a Taurus pistol with six live rounds, two revolvers and 79 grams of marijuana.
It is alleged that the painter was walking through ‘C’ Field, Sophia when the teen pointed a ‘shiny’ object at him and demanded money and other valuables.
After the man handed over what he had, including a cell phone, watch and a haversack, the teen allegedly slapped the painter and told him to “run home”.
The victim reported the incident to the police and gave a description of the attacker.
Police, acting on information, went to the teen’s home, where they allegedly found him with a revolver, a cell phone and other suspected stolen items.
A police official stated that the teen claimed that he rented the firearm from a ‘C’ Field, Sophia resident, whom he identified.
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