MONDAY, JULY 30: A teenager facing a string of burglary charges today had his bail revoked.
Tahj Robinson, 17, has three burglary matters before Magistrates’ Court and will face trial tomorrow for one of them.
Today, his lawyer Dantae Williams told the court the defendant was fitted with an electronic monitoring device on May 10 as a condition of his bail.
He said his client went to the Hamilton Police Station on Friday night because the tag was loose.
Mr Williams told Senior Magistrate Archibald Warner the officers told Robinson to be at home within an hour but he was unable to get there within that time.
Crown counsel Larissa Burgess said: “At 10:43pm he was at Horseshoe Bay Beach and there was a party going on that night.
“Police went to his home and he wasn’t there.
“He didn’t return home until 2:10am.”
Ms Burgess agreed the device needed to be replaced.
Addressing the court, Robinson said: “I didn’t return at 2:10.
“After I left the police station, they told me I had until 11 or 11:30.
“I didn’t go straight home, I went to Horseshoe Bay.
“I called the security place and I got home at 12:40am.”
Mr Warner said: “His bail for all the matters is revoked.
“He’s remanded into custody until tomorrow.”