Keino Anthony Thompson, 18, who was described as a court regular despite his age was on Friday sentenced to three years in jail by Magistrate Adela Nagamootoo when he appeared before her at the New Amsterdam Magistrate court on a charge of robbery with violence.
On Thursday July 8, at Vryheid, West Canje Berbice he robbed Richard Bhola.
Prosecutor Inspector Satrohan Dayaram said that on the day in question about 19:30 hrs Bhola was on his way home on his pedal cycle when the accused and another man came up on separate cycles and attacked him.
They choked him and beat him about his body before making off with an Eco Cell phone and a Casio wrist watch. The men then made their escape on foot.
The matter was reported and based on information the accused was arrested and subsequently charged.
Thompson pleaded not guilty and the matter went to trial resulting in him being found guilty and jailed.
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