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Devonshire man denies robbery charge

A Devonshire man accused of robbery pleaded not guilty when he appeared in Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

Traycton Mallory, 28, allegedly used force to rob Shadir Furqan of $50 cash in Devonshire on July 2.

But Mallory admitted assaulting a police officer, escaping lawful custody and using offensive words in a separate incident at Henry VIII Pantry in Southampton on July 9.

Mallory elected to be tried in Magistrates’ Court on the robbery charge and a trial date was set for September 28; no separate sentencing date was set.

Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo granted $5,000 bail on the condition that Mallory have no contact with the victim.

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