19-Y-0 jailed for 2 years for armed robbery

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Anthony Patterson
Anthony Patterson

[www.inewsguyana.com] – A vendor was on Friday, December 04 sentenced to two years in prison by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan after he was charged with armed robbery and break and enter and larceny.

Nineteen-year-old Anthony Patterson of Sophia Red Road accepted the charge which read that on December 03 at Campbellville, Georgetown while being armed with a cutlass, he robbed Akeem Harry of one Samsung Galaxy cellular phone valued $65,000.

He was not required to answer to the indictable charge which read that on December 03, he broke into the dwelling home of Dexter Duncan and stole therein: clothing, sneakers, food, a percolator, a toaster and other electronics valued at a total of $211,000.

The Administration of Justice Act (AJA) was applied and he denied the allegation. According to Police Prosecutor Deniro Jones, on the day in question, the VC along with a friend were at Campbellville hanging out when the defendant and another entered the house armed with a cutlass.

The defendant demanded cash and valuables from the VC and his friend. They ransacked the house, relieved the VC of his cellular phone and made good their escape. The accused was apprehended by the Police along the eastern highway and the cellular phone was recovered. The cutlass was found on the pedal cycle and he was arrested and charged.

He was sentenced to two years in prison for the armed robbery and remanded on the second charge. He will return to Court on January 06, 2016.

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