Kingston man charged with robbery, illegal possession of firearm

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Twenty-seven-year-old Mario Hinds, otherwise called ‘Panka’, of Pink Lane in Kingston 14 has been arrested and charged with robbery with aggravation and illegal possession of firearm following an incident on Friday, July 29.

Reports from the Elletson Road police are that about 7:25 pm, the complainant was walking home along with a young child when a silver motor car with Hinds and three others aboard drove up behind her and stopped.

Hinds and two other men alighted from the car, one armed with a firearm and they proceeded to rob the complainant of her knapsack containing an LG A20 cellular phone valued at $20,000 as well as $50,000 cash, a cheque in the amount of $39,000, one Amazon tablet, one blood pressure machine valued at $9,000, a blood sugar machine valued at $2,000, one pill cutter valued at $500, a bank card and her driver’s licence.

The men made good their escape in the area in the said motor car.

The police, acting on information, subsequently arrested Hinds and the cell phone and tablet were found in his possession. Hinds was positively identified to the police and was charged on Friday, August 5.

His court date is being finalised.

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