Two men plead guilty to Bodden Town robbery

Defendants also charged with illegal landing

Two men pleaded guilty on Friday to the Aug. 12 robbery in Bodden Town that involved the theft of $2,136.

Romario Jerome Codner, 21, and Paul Martin, 28, admitted stealing the money, the property of JN Money Transfer, at D and D Accessories & Things, and at the time of doing so, putting a named person in fear of being subjected to force.

The men also pleaded guilty to possession of an imitation firearm with intent to commit an offense, namely robbery.

They entered their pleas in Grand Court before Justice Charles Quin, who continued their remand in custody until Oct. 28.

The defendants first appeared in court on Aug. 22 before Magistrate Kirsty-Ann Gunn, when both charges were transmitted to the higher court.

No application for bail was made on that date after the magistrate noted that neither man “had a lawful basis for being on island.” They are still before the Summary Court on charges of illegal landing and are scheduled to appear there again on Nov. 8.

Codner was represented by attorney Laura Larner; Martin by attorney John Furniss.