Kareem Hilare 25, of Indian Walk, Moruga, was charged for robbery with aggravation on May 3rd. He appeared before Magistrate Indira Misir-Gosine at the Princes Town Magistrates’ Court on May 4th and was sentenced to 18 months’ hard labour.
The arrest came after investigations were conducted into an incident that occurred on January 9th. According to police reports, around 4 pm, a 59-year-old man was conducting ice-cream sales in his vehicle. He was stopped by a man at Mandingo Road, Princes Town, who asked to purchase some ice cream. Following the exchange, three additional men, one armed with a gun, emerged from an abandoned house located on the southern side of the road.
They announced a robbery and relieved the salesman of his cell phone and wallet which contained a sum of $3,800, which reflected sales for the day. The men then escaped on foot. Investigations were spearheaded by Sgt Teeluck and resulted in the arrest of the suspect who the victim positively identified. He was subsequently charged for the offence by PC Dennis. Investigations are continuing as officers search for the other three suspects.