Self-confessed bandit to serve 56 months behind bars


A 39-year-old man was on Monday arraigned before City Magistrate Judy Latchman on a charge of armed robbery, and was slapped with a 56-month jail term after he admitted to committing the offence.

Michael White

The guilt-stricken Michael White, admitted that on April 22, 2017, while armed with a knife, he relieved Taylor Lewinski of a grey handbag containing an IPhone among several articles worth a total of G$140,000, in an encounter that occurred at Avenue of the Republic in Georgetown.

The prosecution’s case was that the VC was walking north along Avenue of the Republic when White rode up on a bicycle and demanded that she hand over her bag. The VC fearlessly held on to her property, but when White whipped out a knife from his pocket, the woman was rendered defenceless and surrendered her belongings.

White reportedly collided with a pedestrian while fleeing the scene, but was apprehended by public-spirited citizens after the VC raised an alarm.

He was taken to the Stabroek Police Outpost, where a search conducted on his person unearthed the VC’s belongings in his possession.


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