Housewife, teens get bail on carjacking, robbery charges

A Tucville housewife and three of the four teens accused of carjacking and armed robbery were on Tuesday placed on $150,000 bail for each count.

On August 28th, Rosanne Gittens, Mario Rodrigues, Ronaldo McKenzie, Daniel Boutrin and Christopher Nicholson were arraigned on three counts of armed robbery before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.

On Tuesday, bail was granted to Gittens, Rodrigues, McKenzie and Nicholson, after an application was made by their attorney to Magistrate Fabayo Azore, but Boutrin was not granted same as he was unrepresented.

It is alleged that on August 25th, at Main Street, the five accused unlawfully and maliciously damaged a car belonging to Troy Aaron. The vehicle is said to be valued at $1,000,000.

On that same day, they are accused of robbing Dwayne Peters of his car, a cellphone, and cash, all carrying a total value of $1,038,000.

Additionally, it is alleged that on August 26th they robbed Hazelyn Edwards of a car belonging to Genevieve Williamson, a cellphone and two licences. The total value of those articles was given as $809,000.

According to the prosecution’s report, the defendants are gang members who use their female accomplice, Gittens, to lure drivers. Gittens is a mother of seven and has another on the way.

 

The first matter has been adjourned to January 5th for the beginning of trial, but the defendants are also expected to make appearances on the 12th and 13th as the charges are being tried separately.

 

 

 

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