Man gets 18 months for robbing tourist
WESTERN BUREAU: A 26-year-old resident of the inner-city community of Flankers in St James, Trevor Faulknor, was sentenced to 18 months for robbing a Scottish visitor, when he appeared in the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate’s Court Tuesday.
The Court was told that at about 9:30 am on March 27, the visitor, Kenneth Crawley, was walking along Morgan’s Road in Ironshore when he was pounced upon by Faulknor, who was armed with a knife.
Faulknor reportedly robbed Crawley of a black waist bag that contained US$100 in cash, US$700 in travellers cheques and a black electronic organiser.
Crawley later made a report to the police, and on April 29, at about 2:00 pm, the accused was seen by the police near the scene of the robbery.
He was approached and searched and a black electronic organiser was found in his possession.
He was subsequently taken into custody and on May 27, Crawley identified him as the man who had robbed him of his possessions. He also positively identified the black organiser as his property.
When Faulknor appeared in court, his attorney asked that his previous conviction, of illegal possession of firearm, not be held against him.
But presiding judge, Glen Brown, said it had to be taken into consideration.
“I consider this a grave and serious offence. I need for persons to understand that … tourists, or women, or young boys, must be able to walk in their chain or jewellery or whatever…,” the judge said. “Mr Faulknor, with your history, I am being very lenient. Try to reform yourself.”