20 – year – old accused of multiple armed robberies gets 18 months jail sentence

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[www.inewsguyana.com] – Jamal Cromwell was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment each on three charges, which will run concurrently.

IMG_20140527_160056The 20-year-old of Dowding Street, Kitty, Georgetown, pleaded guilty to two charges of attempting to commit a felony and discharging a loaded firearm. He appeared before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry.

Particulars of case stated that on November 23, 2013 at Irving and Anaira Street, Queenstown, Georgetown, he attempted to rob Joel Sukra.

He was also charged with attempting to rob Sarah Bisoondya at Irving and Anaira Street on the same day.

The other charge stated that on the same day, at Irving and Anaira Street, he also discharged a loaded firearm towards Police Constable 18438 Praim Narine with intent to maim or disfigure or cause him grievous bodily harm.

He was caught last year at the city hospital while being treated for a gunshot wound he sustained after a police rank opened fire on him during an armed robbery attempt.

According to the Prosecution, Constable Narine, who was dressed in plainclothes, was passing in one of the Police Force motor vehicle when he observed the accused with a handgun and suspected that a robbery was in process.

About 18:20hrs on November 23, Sukra and Bisoondyal were reportedly walking at the corner of Irving and Anaira Street, Queenstown when the accused confronted them with a handgun and demanded cash.

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