Teen sentenced to one year in prison for robbery

Chris Pollard

MAGISTRATE Annette Singh, on Thursday November 7, 2019, sentenced an unemployed teen to one year in prison on a robbery charge.

Chris Pollard of Durban Street, Georgetown, had pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him.

Particulars of the charge stated that, on September 13, 2019, at Camp Street, Georgetown, while being in the company of others, he robbed Sachin Narine of a Phone valued at $45,000.

According to information, on the day in the question, around 17:30 hours, Narine was walking on Camp Street talking on his phone when Pollard approached him and snatched his phone. Narine then approached Pollard who was standing with two others and asked for his phone but Pollard told him “Don’t do nothing before we do you something.”

Narine then raised an alarm and two officers, who were in the area, gave chase and arrested him. Pollard was then taken to the station where he was positively identified by Narine as the person who robbed him. Pollard was later charged.
Magistrate Singh after finding Pollard guilty of the offence sentenced him to one year in prison.