Twenty-year-old Kyle Baptiste of Sea Lots and Cham Road Mayaro faces robbery charges after he was allegedly caught stealing cellphones from a fitness group.

According to police reports, Baptiste reportedly approached the training group around 8:40 am, grabbed the phones and ran off. The group members gave chase and were able to subdue him a short distance away. Officers of the Mayaro Police Station responded to the situation and took custody of Baptiste.

He has previously appeared in court for robbery with violence and was also ordered to stand outside of the Besson Street Police Station with a sign stating, ‘I will not rob’.
Baptiste appeared before the Mayaro Magistrates’ Court today and was sentenced to nine months hard labour for the charge of larceny from the person and was remanded into custody for the remaining four larceny charges.