Two young residents of Southwood accused of robbery have been granted bail of $5000 and placed on a curfew.
Jeffery Mafford, and Calford Thomas are facing charges that on November 6, 2021, at Southwood, they robbed Jerry Grant, also of Southwood, by using the threat of force.
It is alleged that on the said date robbers made off with one pair of Nike sneakers valued at $250, one double outlet worth $25, as well as $85 in cash. Therefore, Grant was relieved of a total of $360 worth of items and cash.
Mafford and Thomas first appeared at the Calliaqua Magistrate’s Court on Monday, January 31, but the matter was transferred to the Serious Offences Court (SOC) for the following day, February 1.
Neither of the young men was required to plea to the accusation pending a preliminary inquiry.
Bail was set in the sum of $5000 to be signed by one surety that would enable Mafford and Thomas to secure temporary freedom.
The young accused were also ordered to surrender all travel documents and will report to the police station in their district once per week, on Monday. Additionally, they have been placed on a curfew between the hours of 7:00p.m to 6:00 a.m. There will be stop notices in effect against them at all points of entry and exit.
If they want to leave St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) for any reason Mafford and Thomas will have to seek the permission of the court.
“I want to make it absolutely clear that should there be any breach of these conditions” bail will be revoked, Chief Magistrate, Rechanne Browne advised them. She made it clear that she does not tolerate any excuses.
The two are slated to return to the SOC on March 10, for what is expected to be the beginning of their preliminary inquiry.