Josiah Antoine, alias ‘Red Ants’, has been sentenced to six months in prison for snatching a mobile telephone from a non-national, the office of Castries Mayor, Peterson Francis has announced.
A release from the Mayor’s office said Antoine was also fined $500 for possession of a dangerous weapon when he appeared in court at Gros Islet on Wednesday.
‘Red Ants’ was pursued by public spirited citizens last week Tuesday after shouts that he had stolen the visitor’s mobile telephone in the William Peter Boulevard.
Police officers on patrol eventually apprehended him near the Castries Market.
The accused was subsequently charged by the City Police and taken before the court, where he was remanded until April 10.
The stolen mobile telephone was recovered.
Castries Mayor Peterson Francis was quoted in a release from his office as praising the City Police for the big role they played in getting the accused convicted.