A resident of Constellation Street, Tucville, Georgetown, was on Monday sentenced to 58 months in prison by Magistrate Judy Latchman when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts after she found him guilty of three counts of robbery under arms.
Mike Tyson, a father of three, who resides at Lot 563 Constellation Street, Tucville, had initially pleaded not guilty to the first charge, which stated that on July 1,2015 at Durban Backlands, Georgetown, while in the company of another and being armed with a gun, he robbed Eason Grimes of a motorcar valued $3.2M, a cellular phone valued $20,000, a driver’s licence valued $2000, a passport valued $2000 and $34,000 in cash, all to a total value of $3,258,000.
The 24-year-old man also pleaded not guilty to the second charge, which stated that on July 3, 2015 at McDoom, Greater Georgetown, while in the company of another and being armed with a dangerous weapon, that is a gun, he robbed Manesh Veersammy of a Toyota Premio motorcar valued $3.8M, a GT&T phone card valued $200, a wallet valued $1500, two stereo speakers valued at $200,000 and $10,000 cash, all to a total value of $4,011,700.
Finally, the defendant pleaded not guilty to the third charge, which stated that on August 10, 2015 at Mc Doom, East Bank Demerara, while in the company of another and being armed with a gun, he robbed Lawrence Singh of a Toyota Spacio motorcar valued $2M, a cellular phone valued at $4,500 and $10,000, all to a total value of $2,014,500.
Police Prosecutor Deniro Jones, during the trial revealed that Grimes’ and Singh’s cars were recovered while Veersammy’s is still missing. He revealed that after Singh’s car was stolen, a Police chase ensued during which Tyson crashed the car and was captured. After reviewing the facts of the charges, the Magistrate told the man that the prosecution had proven their case beyond reasonable doubt and as such she had found him guilty.