Albouystown youth admits to armed robberies; jailed for 2 years


A 21-year-old man, who claimed he is a baker, was on Wednesday sentenced to two years imprisonment after he confessed to two armed robbery charges.

Joshua Browne called ‘Biggs’ of Albouystown, Georgetown, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court where he admitted that on June 22, 2021, he robbed a man at gunpoint of four gold chains, a gold band and a gold ring.

The court heard that Browne accosted the man in Albouystown and snatched the items before escaping; the matter was reported to the Ruimveldt police station.

Joshua Browne called ‘Biggs’ at the Georgetown Magistrate’s Court

Browne was arrested by police on September 20 and was pointed out by the victim during an identification parade.

Meanwhile, the young man also admitted to a second charge which stated that on August 13, 2021, at King Edward Street, Albouystown, he robbed Amira Ali at knifepoint of a handbag, cellphone, cash and documents amounting to $93,000.

The court heard that the victim was on her way to work when she was held at knifepoint by Browne who was on a bicycle.

The Chief Magistrate after considering Browne’s early guilty plea sentenced him to two years imprisonment on each charge; the sentences will run concurrently.

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