Man charged with grabbing $34,000 from elderly man in San Fernando bank

A Gasparillo man, who was instantly subdued by security guards during a brazen robbery attempt against an 83-year-old man at a commercial bank in San Fernando, appeared before a San Fernando Magistrate today, charged with larceny.

Jerome James, 30, of Cippy Street, Gasparillo, was granted $60,000 bail, when he appeared before Senior Magistrate Cherril Anne Antoine in the San Fernando 1st Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 13th June 2018.

The matter was postponed to Wednesday 11th July, 2018.

The victim was transacting business at the counter of the bank along High Street, San Fernando, around 9:45 am on Monday 11th June, 2018, when a man snatched a bag containing $34,354 and attempted to escape.

The security guards quickly subdued the man, who was subsequently arrested by officers of the San Fernando Criminal Investigations Department (CID).

The cash was recovered and returned to the victim.

PC Anwar Mohammed, of the San Fernando CID, laid the charge.

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