Ex-cop jailed for two years after robbery convictions

Edwin Nunes, the former police officer who was charged with two armed robberies in July, will be spending the next two years in jail after he was found guilty yesterday by a city magistrate.

It was alleged that Nunes, together with others who were armed with cutlasses and knives, robbed Demetri Charles of a $16,000 silver ring, a $10,000 silver chain, keys valued at $10,000, a $10,000 hard drive, a $5,000 case for a hard drive, and a $2,500 torchlight on July 18, at Campbell Avenue. It was further alleged that on the same day at Sheriff Street, Nunes, together with another, robbed Parmanand Heeralall of a $12,000 cellphone and two SIM cards.

Nunes was found guilty by trial Magistrate Dylon Bess, who yesterday told the court that he relied heavily on the evidence given by the complainants, who were clear in identifying him as the person who robbed them since the area was well lit and the robberies lasted a while.

Nunes, of 32 West Meten-Meer-Zorg, West Coast Demerara, was sentenced to two years for the robbery of Charles and 18 months for the robbery of Heeralall. The sentences are to run concurrently, which would see Nunes only spending two years in jail.

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