A 30-year-old man has been sentenced to 12 months hard labour for a robbery incident that occurred at a Sangre Grande mini-mart in December 2022.
Oluremi Edwards, of Guaico, Sangre Grande, pleaded guilty to the offence when he appeared virtually before Senior Magistrate Cheron Raphael at the Sangre Grande District Court.
He was charged on Sunday by PC Samuel of the Sangre Grande Criminal Investigations Department (CID) for the offence of Robbery with Aggravation.
The charge came following an investigation into a December 13, 2022 police report in which a proprietor told police that, while
conducting sales at his business place, a man entered and proceeded to rob him.
During the investigation, CID detectives learned that the businessman was robbed of a quantity of grocery items, cash and a Samsung A02 cellular phone.
Following leads into the report, a party of officers then mounted a surveillance exercise which led them to the Eastern Main Road,
Guaico, Sangre Grande, where they spotted a man fitting the description of the suspected perpetrator.
The suspect was later held a short distance away with the assistance of personnel from the Eastern Division Task Force.