Soesdyke man gets 12 months for seawall knife point robbery

A Soesdyke resident who was armed with a cutlass and a knife in the course of a seawall robbery, was yesterday sentenced to twelve months imprisonment.

Asid Mohammed, 31, was accused of being armed with a cutlass and a knife, when he robbed Dominique Etwaroo of one cellphone, valued at $20,000, one Samsung Galaxy tablet, valued at $20,000, one sim card, valued at $2,000 and one memory card, valued at $2,000 on August 12, at the Kingston Seawall, Georgetown.

On the same day, it is alleged that Mohammed being armed with a cutlass and a knife robbed Daniel Grey of one cellphone, valued at $25,000, one sim card, valued at $2,000, and one memory card, valued at $2,000.

Mohammed denied the charges after they were read to him by Magistrate Fabayo Azore.

According to Police Prosecutor Simone Payne, on the day in question, the two victims were on the Kingston Seawall relaxing, when the accused, armed with a cutlass and a knife, approached them from behind and held them at knife point. The accused then proceeded to rob the victims of the items and then made good his escape. Subsequently, an alarm was raised and Mohammed was apprehended by the police.

The accused related to the court that he was having problems at home with his wife, and as a result he became frustrated and committed the crime as a means of “cooling off.”

Magistrate Azore subsequently sentenced Mohammed to twelve months imprisonment on the two charges.

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