“I get two children and I was frustrated the morning cause my child mother told me she have to get milk money so I decided to rob the woman,” was the admission of a 26-year-old man who pleaded guilty to a robbery charge.

Jason Thomas, known as ‘Curl Up’, of Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara, appeared before Principal Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.

Thomas, who told the court he is a clothing vendor, pleaded guilty with explanation to the charge which stated that on June 22, 2019, at Regent and Wellington Streets, Georgetown, he stole one gold band valued at $120,000, the property of Claire-Ann Ramberran.

Facts presented by Police Prosecutor Adduni Inniss stated that on the day in question at around 13:10 hrs, the victim, along with her sister, was walking along Regent Street and was about to cross the street at the intersection of Wellington Street when Thomas walked up beside her and pulled off her gold band from her right hand.

The court heard that Thomas attempted to run away but an alarm was raised by the victim and her sister. Shortly after, ranks in the area were able to apprehend Thomas.

A search was then carried out on his person and the gold band was found in a pocket of his pants. Hence, he was arrested and taken to the station. While at the station an identification parade was conducted and Thomas was positively identified by the victim as the person who robbed her.

Thomas in his explanation to the court stated, “I get two children and I was frustrated the morning because my child mother told me she have to get milk money and she will carry me to court and summons me.”

A remorseful Thomas added, “ It was a mistake and everybody does make mistakes. Plus she [the victim] get back her band.”

The magistrate, after listening to both sides, told Thomas everyone has his or her own choice to make and one must make wise choices. She then remanded him to prison until Monday, July 8 for sentencing.


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