Teen charged with robbing a tourist
A teenager was yesterday charged with committing a daylight robbery that left a tourist injured.
Jermaine Usher, 19, denied the offence in Magistrates’ Court. The court heard that Canadian Ryan Emms was driving a rented scooter on North Shore Road in Hamilton Parish around 3pm on July 7 when he saw a motorcycle carrying two men approach in his rear-view mirror. The riders of the other cycle attempted to grab a black knapsack from Mr Emms’ basket, causing the vehicle to crash into a wall. All three riders then fell to the ground. Mr Emms suffered cuts to both arms.
The robbers then allegedly grabbed the knapsack, which contained $120 in cash along with snorkelling gear, towels and a camera, before making good their escape.
A cell phone was discovered at the scene. Police linked it to an accomplice. Senior Magistrate Archibald Warner released Mr Usher on $5,000 bail with a surety of a like amount. He is expected to return to court on September 26 for the matter to be mentioned.