One month after a teenager was charged and remanded for robbing a man of his phone using an ice pick, he today got the matter against him dismissed.
This was after the victim, Fabayon Persaud told the court that he does not wish to proceed with the matter because he is a Christian and forgives the teen for his sin.
He added, “I understand that at time of the crime he was frustrated and wanted money.”
Magistrate Dylon Bess, after listening to the victim, told Edwards, “ consider this man your angel because he saved you from going to jail for five years.”
The Magistrate dismissed the matter and told the teen he was free to leave.
Eighteen-year-old Anthony Edwards of South Ruimveldt, Georgetown had denied the charge which stated that on August 1 at Avenue of the Republic, Georgetown, while being in the company of others and armed with an ice pick, he robbed Fabayon Persaud of a phone valued $26,000.
Facts presented by Police Prosecutor Traceyann Gittens stated that on the day in question, Persaud was walking along Avenue of the Republic, Georgetown, when he was confronted by Edwards and others.
The court heard Edwards, who was armed with an ice pick, placed it to the victim’s side and relieved him of his phone. Edwards and his accomplices then made good their escape.
The matter was then reported, an investigation was carried out, and Edwards was arrested and charged with the offence.
Edwards was remanded to prison on his first court’s appearance on the grounds that he was positively identified by the victim as the person who robbed him.