Ex-policeman jailed for armed robberies



Ex-policeman, Edwin Nunes on Friday, appeared before Magistrate Dylon Bess at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court, where he was convicted of two armed robbery charges.

Nunes, 23 of West Meten-Meer-Zorg, West Coast Demerara, was found guilty of robbing Damion Charles of two silver rings, one silver chain and other items valuing $45,000 on July 18, 2017 at Campbellville, Georgetown while being in the company of others, and armed with a cutlass and knife.

He was also convicted of robbing Parmanan Harrilall of a cellular phone valued $20,000 on the same day while on Sheriff Street in the company of others, armed with a knife. Personal violence was also used against the victim.

Magistrate Bess in his ruling pointed out that the victims were able to point out the person who robbed them.  Nunes had begged the court for leniency. He was sentenced to two-year imprisonment on the first robbery charge and 18 months for robbery with violence.  The sentences will run concurrently.

According to reports, on the day in question, Harrilall was about to enter his vehicle when the defendant, who was dressed as a woman, approached him and asked to be taken to a bar on Sheriff Street.

When Nunes got into the vehicle, he took out a knife from under his dress and ordered the victim to hand over his valuables. Harrilall, being fearful for his life, handed over his cellular phone and Nunes made good his escape.

According to information, on the same day in question at about 12:20 hrs, Charles was walking north along Sheriff Street, when Nunes came out of a yard from an abandoned building, and pointed a knife at him and told him to hand over his valuables. Nunes then made good his escape with the victim’s jewellery.

Both victims went to the Kitty Police Station where reports were made. Nunes was then arrested. The alleged victims and Nunes then had a confrontation at the police station where Nunes was positively identified as the man who robbed them.

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