Santa Cruz mugger ordered held pending trial 11 November 2015
Santa Cruz district court has ordered a 21-year-old male known as Xédi, who robbed a 25-year-old man in Achada Fátima, in the municipality of Santa Cruz (Santiago island), to await trial in preventive custody.
Xédi was arrested in the early morning hours Sunday after he and an accomplice mugged another young man, making off with a backpack containing an external hard drive, documents, keys, a mobile phone and a wallet with 2,000 escudos. Police have yet to recover the stolen belongings.
According to authorities, Xédi is a repeat offender, and was released from São Martinho prison less than a year ago after serving a sentence for robbery. His accomplice remains at large.