“Bighead” gets two years in jail for armed robbery

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A 21-year-old man was on Wednesday sentenced to two years imprisonment after pleading guilty to robbing a woman of her jewellery.

Joshua Browne called “Bighead”, a baker, of Albouystown, Georgetown appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts. 

It is alleged that on August 13, 2021, at King Edwards Street, Albouystown, he robbed a woman of a quantity of gold jewelry. 

Facts presented by the court prosecutor stated that the victim and Browne are known to each other. 

The court heard that the victim was heading to work and at the time had her gold chain and rings in her possession. 

While in the vicinity of Independence Boulevard, Browne approached her from behind, placed a knife to her neck, and demanded that she hand over the articles. 

The woman being fearful for her life handed over her shoulder bag with the articles. Browne then made good his escape on a black bicycle.

The matter was then reported to the Ruimveldt Police Station. An investigation was carried out and Browne was arrested on September 20, 2021.

While in Police custody, he admitted to robbing the woman.  He, nevertheless, pleaded guilty to the charge when he appeared in court and was sentenced to serve time in prison.

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