Tears flow as Bel Air Heist five jailed

Chandrada Rampersaud

Chandrada Rampersaud

   Hardat Kumar

Hardat Kumar

Tears flowed freely in court yesterday as sentences were handed down for the jointly-charged quintet in the July 12, 2011 multi-million-dollar Bel Air Gardens armed robbery committed on Annie Ramsood; they had been found guilty on Wednesday.

Jermaine Mitchell, Rayon Jones, Chandrada Rampersaud (Ramsood’s mother), Aubrey Simon, and Hardat Kumar (Ramsood’s cousin) were sentenced to a total of 54 years imprisonment, but most of the sentences will run concurrently.

Mitchell will spend the longest time in jail, having been sentenced to 16 years imprisonment; four years each for two counts of armed robbery and four years each for possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry who handed down the sentences explained to the court that Mitchell’s sentences will run consecutively.

Simon will spend four years in prison and was also fined $1 million. His sentences, which will run concurrently,  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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