Pre-teens, teens in court on robbery charge

Two boys, age 12, and two teen-age
girls appeared in Summary Court on Tuesday, charged with robbery of a pizza
delivery man on 28 July.

Mika Marley Manderson, 17, was
named on the day’s court list. The other girl is 14 and was listed by her
initials, as were the two boys.

They are accused of stealing four
large pizzas and two bottles of 7-Up from a delivery man for Gino’s Pizzeria
and using force against him.

Chief Magistrate Margaret
Ramsay-Hale set 28 September for a preliminary inquiry to determine whether
there is sufficient evidence for the case to be sent to Grand Court. Robbery is
a charge that can be dealt with only in the higher court.

The magistrate also set a curfew of
6pm to 6am as one of the conditions of bail for all four defendants.

They were represented by Attorneys
John Furniss and Lloyd Samson.

The Youth Justice Law sets out
which court will deal with matters involving youths, depending on circumstances.
The same law also defines a young person as someone under 17.

There are reporting restrictions
involving a young person in court. Generally, these include name, address,
school or any particulars, or photographs that would lead to identification.

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