The Sparendaam, East Coast Demerara (ECD) resident who pounced on a Policeman on Friday last, robbing him of his cellphone and $240 was on Monday jailed.Darren Bailey admitted to robbing Mahendra Doognauth of the cash and phone when he appeared before city Magistrate Judy Latchman at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.The charge stated that Bailey carried out the daring robbery on March 2, 2018 on Hinck Street, Georgetown. At the time of the robbery, he was armed with a pair of scissors.In court on Monday, Bailey told the Magistrate he was on the Plaisance Bus Park when he mistook the Police Officer for someone from the interior who reportedly owed him.“I pulled out my scissors to take back my goods,” he told the Court. However, Doognauth made a report and a team comprising a Cadet Officer went to the Stabroek Market area and found Bailey standing under the clock.He was taken into Police custody where he was searched and found to be in possession of the stolen phone. He later admitted to committing the act and was charged.Magistrate Latchman considered the serious nature and prevalence of the offence and sentenced Bailey to 50 months in prison.
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