‘Oprah’ confesses to armed robbery, jailed for one year


A 33-year-old male sex worker was on Friday sentenced to one year imprisonment after he confessed to robbing a man at Cornhill Street, Georgetown.

Sherwin Anthony popularly known as ‘Oprah’ of James Street, Albouystown, Georgetown, appeared before Magistrate Leron Daly at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and admitted to the armed robbery charge.

He accepted that on August 21, while being armed with a cutlass, he robbed Cromwell Ross of a gold and silver ring, a gold cricket band, an Amazon electronic tablet, a jackhammer, a Samsung Galaxy J7 cell phone, a knife, and $100,000 in cash – totaling $305,500.

The court heard that on the day in question, Ross was walking along Cornhill Street when he was confronted by Anthony who was in the company with another armed with a cutlass.

Anthony held onto Ross and asked him if he was “doing business” but the victim responded that he was going home but Anthony and his accomplice proceeded to rob him after which they escaped.

Ross reported the matter to the Brickdam Police Station and on August 25, he was walking along the Stabroek Market area, when he saw Anthony and pointed him out to the police.

Anthony admitted to the crime and told police “me and a next man name Junior take away the man things them in front of Demico and me get the tablet.”

He also handed over the stolen tablet to the police.

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