Two local teenagers who were hospitalised as a result of a chain snatching incident in Dockyard last Friday, will be formally charged in Magistrates’ Court.
Bermuda Real has confirmed that the two teens, who have both been released from the hospital, will be charged in due course, as the police investigation continues.
This after the American brother and sister arrested in connection with that early morning incident in Dockyard last Friday were formally charged.
Aaron Alexandre, 23, and his sister Kimberley Alexandre, 26, both pleaded guilty to taking part in a fight and assault causing bodily harm in Magistrates’ Court today, for attacking the two men on a motorcycle who tried to rob them.
Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo granted an absolute discharge on the first charge and imposed a “nominal” fine of $300 each for the assaults on the two men.
After hearing the facts and considering the defendants’ guilty pleas, Magistrate Tokunbo, who also noted that the pair have no previous convictions said: “The fact that you were visiting here and were victims of an unlawful attack, a robbery, you had a right to defend your property and even hold up your assailants.
“But the law does not allow you to go beyond that. No doubt your holiday has been ruined by this, but you should not have to deal with this kind of conduct. Because you went beyond what is required to defend you went beyond what is required to defend yourself a conditional discharge is not appropriate for the assaults.”
The pair apologised for their actions and are due to leave the island with their nephew to return to the US, after what another relative, who was forced to leave without them, termed a “nightmare” family cruise that stopped in Bermuda.
Bermuda Real understands there were at least 20 relatives travelling on that family cruise with them.