An Accra Circuit Court on Friday remanded one Nii Quaye Tawah, a 19-year-old unemployed charged with robbery.
He was said to have robbed one Dorcas Berko of her Samsung Galaxy S8 and a handbag containing an amount GH¢ 50.00, a phone charger and a dress.
He pleaded not guilty to the charge and was remanded by the court to reappear on May 9.
The facts of the case as presented by Police Chief Inspector Kwabena Adu was that the complainant Dorcas works with a treated water company as a factory hand and lives at Dome in Accra while the accused also lived at Dome.
He said on April 23, at about 05:00 hours, the complainant was walking along a street at Dome to work when she realized that the accused was following her.
She became scared and therefore doubled her steps. However, the accused quickened his pace and caught up with her.
The prosecution said he suddenly crossed the complainant, pulled out a knife and threatened to stab her if she does not surrender her phone and hang bag.
The complainant out of fear handed over her Samsung Galaxy S8 phone to the accused but decided not to hand over the bag.
The complainant saw a lady sweeping in a nearby house and decided to run for rescue.
He told the court that the accused held on to the handbag and complainant fell, he then punched her several times and succeeded in snatching the hanging bag.
Mr Adu said the lady who was sweeping spotted the incident and raised the alarm. Her shouting attracted people to the scene and accused sensing danger took to his heels with the booty.
He was given a chase and arrested at a distance. All the exhibits together with the knife were retrieved from the accused.
He was handed over to Police together with the exhibits, and a formal complaint was made.
The prosecution said Nii admitted the offence in his caution statement.