[COURTHOUSE]:::Robber To Be Sentenced

No. 59 Friday, February 26, 2010
A St. James man who allegedly held up and robbed a woman and cut a police constable to his finger will know on March 19 what impact, if any, a court-ordered social enquiry report will have on his sentencing.

   Gilbert Williams, 36, of Flanker in the parish pleaded guilty to charges of robbery with aggravation and unlawful wounding.
   He appeared before the Montego Bay last Friday and was offered bail.
   The incident reportedly took place on November 13, 2009 about 6:30pm, while the complainant was walking along Barnett Street.
   Having felt someone touched her shoulder she spun around and saw two men including Williams.
   One of the men demanded that he give her the money she had received from the Western Union and threatened to kill her if she alerted anyone regarding the robbery.
   She handed over $3,100 and after she started to cry, one of the men returned $100 to her before fleeing the scene.
   Williams was arrested four days later after he and his accomplice were spotted on Barnett Street.
   It is also alleged that he brandished a knife and cut the officer to his finger when he tried to arrest him.
   The other man escaped and has not yet been apprehended.

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