Teen reports false robbery, charged with wasting police time

An 18-year-old man, who falsely reported a robbery, has pleaded guilty to a charge of wasteful employment of police time, after appearing before a Princes Town Magistrate today.

Andel Procope of Monkey Town, New Grant, appeared before Magistrate Michelle Maharajh-Brown, in the Princes Town 1st Magistrates’ Court, on Friday 27th April, 2018.

The teen was placed on a bond of $1000 and ordered to keep the peace and be of good behaviour for one year.

Procope initially made a report to the Princes Town Police Station on Saturday 17th March, 2018, that while walking along Tramline Street, Princes Town, around 12:30 pm on the same day, he was accosted by two armed men who robbed him of $2,001.00.

The money had been given to him by his mother to pay an outstanding bill.

Investigations were supervised by Sgt. Roland Ramlogan, of the Princes Town CID, while Procope was formally charged by PC Caleb Ramkissoon, on Thursday 26th April, 2018.

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