Nine months jail for attempted knife-point robbery

Leon Bascom was on Friday sentenced to nine months imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to the charge that he attempted to stick up and rob a woman.

According to the facts of the case, 47-year-old Bascom, of 16 Ketley Street, Georgetown, on December 17, at High Street, Georgetown, at-tempted to stick up and rob Natalie La Cruz of her cellular phone and $4,500.

He pleaded guilty to the charge of attempting to commit a felony while being armed with a knife, when it was read to him by Magistrate Ann McLennan in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court 2.

 Leon Bascom
Leon Bascom

Prosecutor Deniro Jones objected to bail.

He said on the day in question, at about 22:30 hrs La Cruz was walking north along High Street when Bascom approached her and placed a knife to her chest, demanding that she hand over all her belongings.

The woman started to scream, alerting a police patrol that was passing which pursued and apprehended Bascom.

He was positively identified and, after further investigations was subsequently charged.

Bascom who was unrepresented in court, was sentenced to nine months imprisonment.

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