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Kyle Baptiste

Kyle Baptiste, 20, of Sea Lots and Cham Road, Mayaro, now faces four counts of larceny and one count of larceny from the person after he was allegedly caught stealing three cell phones from a fitness group on Saturday.

A police release said Baptiste reportedly approached the training group around 8 40am, 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 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 yesterday and was sentenced to nine months for the charge of larceny from the person.

He was remanded in custody for the remaining four larceny charges.