Suspects charged in Facebook robberies

NASSAU – Two teens have been charged after allegedly luring victims on Facebook and robbing them.

Okino Whymms and Elltin Jean, both 18, were arrested in two armed robberies that police say began on Facebook.

Their alleged victims either arranged sales or purchases on the social media platform.

Prosecutors allege Whymms and Jean robbed Anton Bullard of a Playstation 4 on August 10, instead of purchasing it.

On that same day, they allegedly robbed Judah Thurston of $250 after he arranged to buy an iPhone 8.

They were not required to enter pleas to the armed robbery charges when they appeared before Deputy Chief Magistrate Andrew Forbes.

They’ve been denied bail and return to court in October.