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Man charged with school hold-up denied bail

An 18-year-old man accused of threatening a security guard and robbing a school at gunpoint was yesterday denied bail.

Prosecutors allege that on February 28 Renaldo Charles robbed Devinie Moss of six Dell Inspiron laptops, with a cumulative value of $4,200, and 53 Kindle Fires, with a combined value of $5,300, the property of the Marjorie Davis Institute on Deveaux Street.

The incident happened at 5:30 a.m. when two gunmen ransacked the building and stole electronics.

Charles was not required to enter a plea to the charge.

Prosecutors expect to fast-track the case to the Supreme Court for trial by a voluntary bill of indictment.

In a related matter, Elecio Roker was placed on probation for a year after he admitted to receiving one of the stolen laptops.

Roker, 21, of Milton Street, told the court that someone brought him the laptop to install software on it.

If Roker gets into any legal trouble during his probationary period, he would have to pay a $1,500 fine to avoid spending six months in prison.

Senior Reporter at The Nassau Guardian
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