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Police report breakthroughs in recent crimes


Police report breakthroughs in recent crimes

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POLICE ARE REPORTING further progress into the robberies and burglaries being committed around the island. 

On Tuesday 34-year-old Kirk Francis appeared in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court and pleaded guilty to seven counts of robbery, one count of burglary and two counts of theft. He was not required to plead to another burglary charge.

Francis, who has no fixed place of abode, was sentenced to two years and six months in prison.

In a separate matter, 23-year-old James Jonah Josiah Sandiford, of Mayers Land, Richmond, St Michael has been arrested and charged with eight counts of robbery, two counts of assault with intent to rob and one count of theft.

Sandiford and 23-year-old Damien Shimar Griffith also face a joint charge of theft.

The two are expected to appear at the District “A” Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 15 April 2015.

Police say Sandiford was one of the men featured in a video released by police where two men were seen walking pass a store entrance.  The other man is still being sought. (PR/NB)