Four years hard labour for robbing school teacher
The 33-year-old man who robbed a retired school teacher last week in St Clair has been sentenced to four years hard labour.
The accused, Nigel Smith, appeared before Magistrate Cheron Raphael in the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Eleventh Court.
The court was told that only four weeks ago, he had been released from jail having served a term of imprisonment on allegations of a similar nature.
According to police reports, the victim, a 61-year-old woman from Cotton Hill, St Clair, had arrived home at about 1:30 AM on Thursday when she was accosted at gunpoint by an armed man.
The man threatened the retired with violence, before relieving her of her valuables.
The police were notified and a team of officers from the Port of Spain Division conducted inquiries. The officers received information which led them to Diego Martin where a 33-year-old man was arrested and found to be in possession of the stolen items.
He is expected to be questioned following which he will be charged and brought before a Port of Spain Magistrate. Cpl Chinpire was the charging officer in this matter.
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