Two years jail for Construction Worker found guilty of robbing Police Officer

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Neil Clarke [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Construction worker, Neil Clarke was sentenced to two years imprisonment by Magistrate Ann McLennan on charges of robbery under arms and attempt to commit a felony.

Clarke of East Ruimveldt, Georgetown was found guilty of the offences following a trial conducted.

He made his first appearance before Chief Magistrate, Priya Sewnarine – Beharry on January 20 and pleaded not guilty to both offences, one of which stated that on January 06 at Middle and Carmichael Streets, Georgetown, while in the company of another and being armed with a knife, he robbed Lakeram Rooplall, a police officer stationed at the special branch of one cellular phone DL900 valued $27,000, a $1,200 wallet and $5000 cash.

The other charge stated that on the same day at Middle and Carmichael Streets, while in the company of another, armed with a knife, he attempted rob Delroy Griffith.

The matter was prosecuted by Police Corporal Dinero Jones and six witnesses were called to testify on behalf of the prosecution. Clarke was unrepresented.