Two alleged robbers charged

Koeci Francis Aka KoKo of Swetes

Two men are due before the Court early next week, after they were arrested and charged by the police in two separate incidents of robbery.

Koeci “Koko” Francis, 21, of Swetes, was arrested and charged on Thursday for allegedly robbing a fellow villager.

He is accused of robbing a 16-year-old youth at gunpoint of his Sky Devices mobile phone and an undisclosed sum of money around 11:45 p.m. on Thursday, May 25.

The young man was reportedly walking along the road in the vicinity of the Cana Moravian Church in Swetes, when a white van drove alongside him and stopped.

Two men exited the vehicle; one allegedly armed with a gun, while his accomplice was brandishing a cutlass.

The cutlass wielding bandit then proceeded to rob the young teen of his phone and money. An investigation was launched into the matter and Francis was fingered as one of the suspects involved. He was arrested and taken into custody. Investigations are still ongoing.


Meantime, in a similar but separate incident, 23-year-old Javier Browne of Bolans is accused of robbing a Grays Farm man of his Apple IPhone 6 plus mobile phone, two credit cards, and an undisclosed sum of money.

The alleged incident took place on Potters Main Road in the vicinity of the old ‘Dairy Factory’ around 1 a.m. on May 26. The Grays Farm resident reported that he was walking along the road, when a silver Toyota Noah van pulled up alongside him and stopped. Two men alighted from the vehicle armed with guns and forced him inside the vehicle.

They then drove to a remote area in Cassada Gardens, where the perpetrators allegedly beat and robbed him. Investigations into the matter later identified Browne as one of the key suspects involved in the robbery. He was arrested and taken into custody. Further investigations are currently ongoing.

In light of this, the police are appealing to residents to be extremely cautious, especially when travelling or walking along remote or poorly lit areas at night.

Residents are also urged to report all suspicious activities to the police without delay. Anyone having further information on these or any other crimes is asked to contact the Criminal Investigations Department at 462-3913\462-3914.



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