Monday 9 December, 2019

14 months hard labour for teen after supermarket robbery

A 19-year-old teenager who pleaded guilty to two counts of robbery with violence was sentenced to 14 months hard labour.

Christean Marcano, of Tarodale, appeared before Senior Magistrate Jo-Anne Connor on Monday at the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court.

He was represented by attorney Annalee Girwar while the State’s interests were represented by police prosecutor Sgt Cleyon Seedan.

PC Marshall was the complainant (charging officer) in this matter.

The court was told that around 5.45 pm on October 20, 2019, Marcano was in the company of another man who, armed with a firearm, robbed a supermarket.

They robbed the owner of the establishment of $10,000 in cash, $200 in phone cards, $150 in cigarettes, as well as a cellular phone valued at $12,000.

Another man who was in the building at the time was robbed of a $70,000 gold chain, a $30,000 wristband, and a cellular phone, valued at $2,800.

However, Marcano was held shortly after the incident.

After submissions to the court, the 19-year-old was sentenced.

More on this as it becomes available. 

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