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Robbery suspect indicates “it wasn’t me”

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Twenty-four year old Kyle Zelaya, a construction worker of 24 Fairweather Street, was charged with robbery when he appeared today before Senior Magistrate Aretha Ford.   On January 11 at 3:30 p.m. on January 11, twenty-three year old businessman Wei Lui reported to the police that he was at his shop, located at 37 Neal Pen Road when two men entered and one of them ordered a crate of soft drink. Lui said that when he opened the burglar barred door to deliver the crate of soft drink, one of the men pulled out a firearm and pushed and demanded money. Lui said that fearing for his life, he handed over $700. Zelaya said in court that if the police had done a proper investigation they would have known he did not commit the offence. He said that he was working on the road at the time and the police conducted an identification parade on him without his consent.  Zelaya pleaded not guilty to the charge. He was denied bail and he was remanded into custody until April 3. Senior Magistrate Ford explained to him that the Magistrate’s Court cannot consider offering him bail until after 3 months, but he can get an attorney to apply for bail at the Supreme Court.


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