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Man guilty of handling laptop stolen in armed robbery

A Devonshire man has been remanded in custody after admitting to handling a laptop computer that was taken during an armed robbery.

Ijaman Mallory, 24, of Dock Hill, pleaded guilty to handling stolen goods on March 8 in Hamilton Parish, saying he had bought the computer the day before off a drug addict, and sold it on.

Mallory appeared in Magistrates’ Court just days after Tristan Daniels, of Hamilton Parish, admitted to the same offence. Both have had their cases adjourned until March 26.

The Macbook Air computer was taken on March 5, after three women visiting the Island from Connecticut were forced to lie on the floor of their Southampton guest cottage by two gun-wielding men demanding cash.

Crown counsel Maria Sofianos said that Mallory was questioned by police in connection with the armed robbery when they called on his home three days later.

He was arrested after telling police he had paid $250 for the computer and then, suspecting it had come from the Southampton robbery, sold it on to another person not before the court.

Questioned by Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo, Mallory said he had sold the machine to a Mr Pedro, for a television and $37.

He added that Mr Pedro still owed him $200 for it, prompting Mr Tokunbo to remark: “So you gave it on credit?”

The court also heard that Mallory had been unable to provide police with details. He was put in custody, to appear back in court with Daniels.

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Published March 15, 2012 at 1:09 pm (Updated March 15, 2012 at 1:08 pm)

Man guilty of handling laptop stolen in armed robbery

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