Robbery accused granted bail

Two men, who were on Tuesday brought before a city court on separate robbery charges, were granted bail.

Carl Cato, 35, and Kester McPhoy, 23, were brought before Magistrate Dylon Bess.

The charge against Cato stated that between October 25 and November 3, at Fourth Street, Alberttown, he stole two speakers valued $40,000, a $35,000 CD deck, a $15,000 amplifier and a $9,000 music horn from a car belonging to Quacy Cornette.

Kester McPhoy
Kester McPhoy
     Carl Cato
Carl Cato

Meanwhile, McPhoy, of Lot 72 Independent Boulevard, was accused of robbing Freddie Yansen at knife-point of a $50,000 phone, $3,000 and a $200 phone card on November 1 at Georgetown.

Both defendants pleaded not guilty after the charges were read to them.

In both cases, the prosecution made no objection to bail. Cato was later granted $100,000 bail, while McPhoy was granted $75,000 bail. As it related to McPhoy, Magistrate Bess stated that he took into consideration the fact that a weapon was used and the seriousness of the offence.

Both defendants will make their next court appearance on November 21.

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