‘Sharky’ to spend five years behind bars for armed robbery, illegal gun, other charges  

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Twenty-two-year-old Wayne Chester known as ‘Sharky’ was sentenced to 14 years and six months jail for a series of charges including robbery underarms, possession of an unlicensed gun and a spent shell, among others offences.

However, he will only serve five years imprisonment after the Magistrate ordered that his sentences run concurrently.

Chester of Section ‘C’ Block ‘Y’ Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara was sentenced by Magistrate Rhondel Weaver at the Georgetown Magistrate’s court on five charges.

The first charge stated that on January 6, 2019, at Tucville, Chester while being in the company of others and armed with a gun, robbed Coet Cromwell of a quantity of gold jewellery and cash totalling $512,060.

Another charge stated that Chester damaged Cromwell’s front windshield of his car and bumper worth $85,000.

He was also charged with discharging a loaded gun at Cromwell.

Chester was further charged with the illegal possession of a .32 pistol along with .32 spent shells.

According to the police, Cromwell, a wash bay operator, was robbed by two men on a motorcycle who shot at his car and relieved him of jewellery and a sum of cash.

Cromwell later pursued his attackers when he managed to apprehend Chester while the accomplice escaped.

The motorcycle was impounded and Police found the unlicensed weapon in Chester’s possession.

Magistrate Weaver sentenced Chester to three years each for the charges of possession of the gun, spent shell and discharging a loaded firearm.

He was sentenced to five years imprisonment for the armed robbery charge and six months for damage to property. The Magistrate ordered that the sentencing run concurrently.

Chester is currently before another court, where the Preliminary Inquiry (PI) is currently ongoing for the December 2017 murder of Purcell Moore Jr. who was gunned down during a robbery at Craig Old Road, East Bank Demerara.

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