Teen pleads not guilty to robbing store twice

A teenager pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that he robbed the same employee at the same West Bay minimart in March and April of this year.

The boy, who has been designated a “young person” by the court and so cannot be named, is alleged to have robbed Eddie’s #2 Minimart on Birch Tree Hill Road on March 19, taking $930 and five cellphones worth $175 each.

It was further alleged the suspect had robbed the same minimart, with the same employee working there, on April 21. During that incident, $434 was taken as well as five cigarette rolling paper packs worth $2.25 each.

The suspect pleaded not guilty to both charges. A trial date was set for Nov. 21, with a potential earlier date considered, if possible.

“In light of his young age, we’ll endeavor to set it earlier,” Grand Court Justice Charles Quin said.