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Two teenagers have appeared in court charged with committing five armed robberies.

Jaron Roberts, 19, and Kamrone Whiting, 18, were not required to enter a plea in Magistrates' Court, as their case must be dealt with in the Supreme Court.

The two are accused of using a firearm in robberies and attempted robberies on March 14 and 15, in three different parishes.

All the offences targeted people driving bikes, who reported being approached and threatened by two men on a motorcycle.

Mr Whiting, of no fixed abode, was additionally charged with an attempted burglary, for attempting to enter a dwelling on Old Road, in Hamilton Parish, on February 24. He denied the offence.

Crown counsel Kirsty-Ann Kiellor read out a total of 13 charges, starting with the March 14 alleged theft of a bag in St. George's. Mr Roberts, from St. George's, is accused of taking a bag owned by Gregor Reid, and Mr. Whiting is charged with receiving stolen goods, including an Olympus digital camera, to the value of $995.

Both are charged with using a firearm to rob Luz Maria Lorhan of a bike box containing cash, a BlackBerry phone, a Mexican passport and personal items, in Pembroke, and attempting to rob Joseph Daos, in Devonshire.

They are then charged with robbing Jesse Pradey of a crash helmet; attempting to rob Jackson Mark Kernion, and robbing Jeffrey Cowan of $72 Bermudian and $30 Canadian on March 15 all in Warwick, and all with the use of a gun. The court also heard that the weapon used was an imitation.

They face an additional charge of using a firearm for an attempted robbery in Pembroke, and threatening a person in Paget with the intention of causing alarm.

The two were represented by Mark Pettingill, standing in for defence lawyer Marc Daniels.

Senior Magistrate Archibald Warner remanded both men into custody. They will return to court on March 28.

Kamrone Whiting is escorted from Magistrates' court after being charged with robbery and firearm possession.
Jaron Roberts is escorted from Magistrates' court after being charged with robbery and firearm possession.

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Published March 21, 2011 at 1:00 pm (Updated March 21, 2011 at 1:11 pm)

Teenagers on firearms charges

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