September 27, 2016

Tucville man jailed for 58 months

A resident of Tucville, was on Monday sentenced to 58 months in prison by Magistrate Judy Latchman when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged with three counts of robbery under arms.

Mike Tyson, 24, father of three, of Lot 563 Constellation Street, Tucville, Georgetown, had initially  pleaded not guilty to the first charge, which stated that on July 1, 2015 at Durban Backlands, Georgetown, while in the company of another and being armed with a gun, he robbed Eason Grimes of a car valued $3.2 million, a cellular phone valued $20,000, a driver’s licence valued $2000, a passport valued $2000 and $34,000 in cash, all to a value of $3,258,000.

The man also pleaded not guilty to the second charge which stated that on July 3, 2015 at McDoom, Georgetown, while in the company of another and being armed with a gun, he robbed Manesh Veersammy of a Toyota Premio car valued $3.8 million, a GTT phone card valued $200, a wallet valued $1500, two stereo speakers valued at $200,000 and $10,000 cash, all to a total value of $4,011,700.

Finally, the defendant pleaded not guilty to the third charge, which stated that on August 10, 2015 at McDoom, Georgetown, while in the company of another and being armed with a gun, he robbed Lawrence Singh of a Toyota Spacio car valued $2 million, a cellular phone valued $4500 and $10,000, to a value of $2,014,500.

Police Prosecutor Deniro Jones during the trial revealed that Grimes’ and Singh’s cars were recovered while Veersammy’s is still missing.

He revealed that after Singh’s car was stolen, a Police chase ensued during which Tyson crashed the car and was captured.

After reviewing the facts of the charges, the Magistrate told the man that the prosecution had proven its case beyond reasonable doubt and as such she found him guilty.

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