September 24, 2016

Serial carjacker jailed again

Convicted serial carjacker Mike Tyson, 25, who is currently serving a 58-month jail sentence for robbing a taxi driver of his car was on Thursday jailed again for 18 months on a similar offence when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.

Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson

Tyson of Lot 567 Conciliation Drive, Tucville, Georgetown, was found guilty by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan for the charge which read that on August 10, 2015 at McDoom, Georgetown, he robbed Lawrence Singh at gunpoint of his Spacio car valued at $2 million, a cell phone and $10,000 cash.
During his testimony, Singh had told the court that on the day in question he had picked up Tyson from La Grange, West Bank Demerara and dropped him off at McDoom.

Singh had recalled that Tyson disembarked at the McDoom gas station and another man suspected to be his accomplice, entered the car and pointed a gun at him demanding that he continue to drive.
Singh said he ran out of the vehicle and begged for his life with the gunman pursuing him. According to, Singh persons came to his assistance and the gunman eventually escaped. Tyson, he related, jumped into his vehicle and sped away.
The taxi driver recounted that he alerted the police before boarding a taxi to chase after the carjacker. Police chased after the Tyson and he eventually crashed the stolen vehicle at David Street, Kitty, Georgetown.
Police Prosecutor Neville Jeffers called four witnesses to testify in the matter.
On February 29, City Magistrate Judy Latchman jailed Tyson for 58 months after finding him guilty of robbing another taxi driver.
Tyson robbed Anish Veersammy of one Toyota Premio car valued at $3.8 million, two speakers, and $10,000 cash, among other items. That robbery occurred on July 3, 2015 at Meadow Bank, Georgetown.
Tyson is also being accused of committing another robbery. It is alleged that  on July 1, at Durban Backlands, Tyson in possession of an unlicensed firearm robbed Eson Grimes of a car valued, one cell phone, one driver’s licence and cash, among other items, totalling $3.2 million. This matter is still engaging the attention of the courts.
He had made his first court appearance in April 17, 2015 and pleaded not guilty to the allegations.

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