East Ruimveldt man jailed on robbery, gun charges

A Front Road, East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, man was on Monday jailed for three years by Magistrate Judy Latchman after she found him guilty of robbery under arms and illegal possession of a firearm.

Dexter Wallace, 20, of Lot 38 Front Road, was before Magistrate Latchman on a charge which stated that on June 15, 2015 at Oronoque Street, Georgetown, while being armed with a firearm, he robbed Petal DeFreitas of a gold chain, one cell phone and a shoulder bag, all to a value of $151,000.

He was also facing trial on another charge which stated that on the same day, he had a .38 revolver and six matching live rounds of ammunition in his possession, when he was not the holder of a firearm licence.

During the trial, the Prosecution argued that on the day in question, at about 06:45h, DeFreitas was walking along Oronoque Street when she was accosted by Wallace who relieved her of the articles at gunpoint, and then escaped.

The VC raised an alarm and the police were summoned to the scene. The suspect was subsequently apprehended and a search conducted on him recovered the articles, thus he was taken into custody.

Later he was subjected to an identification parade and was positively identified by the woman.

At the ruling, Magistrate Latchman stated that she found that Prosecutor Kerry Bostwick had successful proven his case and that she believed the VC’s testimony.

Magistrate Latchman sentenced the defendant to three years in prison along with a fine of $140,000.