Knifepoint robber jailed for 3 months

first_img– tells Magistrate he was in a “tight squeeze”A man was on Wednesday jailed for three months by City Magistrate Fabayo Azore after he pleaded guilty to a robbery under arms charge.Kennard Persaud, 29, of Lot 25 Regent Street, Georgetown, confessed that on  August 16, at Georgetown, and while being armed with a knife, he robbed Ronald Ishmatine of one Apple iPhone valued $85,000.Confessed robber Kennard PersaudThe prosecution contended that on the day in question, the Virtual Complainant (VC) was standing in the vicinity of Footsteps Store when he was held at knifepoint and robbed by the defendant.After the robbery, Persaud attempted to escape but was apprehended by the Police after the VC raised an alarm. He was searched and the item was found on his person after which he was arrested and charged.However, the defendant admitted to the offence but explained that he was not armed when he carried out the act.He further told the Magistrate that the act was not premeditated, but was done out of frustration, since he was in a “tight squeeze” and went on to explain that he has three children to feed but could not find work after he was just released from prison.Persaud was previously sentenced to 18 months in prison on a narcotics possession charge. He pleaded for leniency, promising to stay out of trouble.last_img

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