Ex-con confesses to armed robbery, jailed for 50 months

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The alleged mastermind of the armed robbery committed on a Brazilian national and her driver at Bell Air Par, Georgetown was on Monday sentenced to 50 months imprisonment while his co-accused were remanded to prison.

Thirty-seven-year-old Kelvin Emper of West Ruimveldt, Georgetown appeared before Magistrate Judy Latchman jointly charged with Leon Smart and Nzumi Scipio on two counts of armed robbery.

The charges alleged that the trio on November 24, 2017, at Bell Air Park, Georgetown while being armed with a gun, they robbed Brazilian national, Tasia DaSliva DaSouza of an iPhone and other valuables totalling $499,000.

It is further alleged that they robbed Davidand Pablall of an iPhone valued $150,000.

Emper confessed to the charges while his two accomplices denied them. The 37-year-old admitted that he was the mastermind behind the armed robbery and the two other defendants played no part in it.

“I’m being truthful, I ain’t able waste the court time! Them two-man innocent …please be lenient with me,” the unrepresented man told the court.

The court heard that the driver took DaSouza to see her relatives in Bel Air Park and as they disembarked the vehicle, a white Toyota Allion drove up beside the car.  Emper allegedly got into the car and pointed a gun at the two victims and relieved them of their cellphones and valuables.

The matter was reported to the police and DaSouza managed to track her cellphone at Emper’s home in West Ruimveldt, where police also found the getaway car parked. He was arrested and all the stole items were recovered in the house. The two accused were arrested by the police after being accused of being in the getaway car with Emper.

Emper further confessed that he was recently released from prison after serving a three – year sentence for gun possession. He was jailed for 50 months and his alleged accomplices were remanded until December 11, 2017.

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