Woman implicated in fast-food outlet robbery

April 24, 2024

A 20-year-old will have to spend another four weeks in custody for her alleged participation in a robbery at a fast-food restaurant located at one of the universities.

Charged with accessory before the fact of robbery with aggravation and conspiracy to robbery with aggravation is Alexia Sparkes. The allegations shared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on Tuesday detailed that on April 12, Sparkes allowed men armed with guns to gain entry to Burger King at The University of the West Indies, Mona campus through the garbage house of the establishment. The men allegedly tied up crew members and then proceeded to remove property belonging to Burger King. The incident reportedly happened at 10 p.m., and was captured on surveillance footage. The estimated value of the theft was not shared in court.

The prosecution indicated to Senior Parish Judge Sanchia Burrell that it was opposed to bail and requested that the accused woman be made the subject of a fingerprint order. The matter was adjourned until May 14. Sparkes was remanded in custody until then, and it is expected that a bail application will be heard at that time.

- T.T.

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