A bandit who was last week sentenced to three years behind bars, was yesterday given an additional year for wounding a businessman during a robbery.
Keon Harlequin also is known as “Peas”, of One Mile, Wismar, Linden, appeared before Magistrate Wanda Fortune at the Linden Magistrate’s Court where he was charged virtually.
Harlequin pleaded guilty to the charge which stated that on June 11, 2020, at One Mile, Wismar, Linden, he unlawfully wounded Herbert Campbell.
Last week, he appeared before the same Magistrate and was sentenced to three years behind bars after admitting to robbing the businessman and having in his possession illegal arms and ammunition.
Two weeks ago, 22-year-old Kevin Batson of 161 First Alley, Wismar lost his life after he was shot by a businessman whom he robbed of a sum of cash, a cellphone, and several other items.
According to a police press release, the now dead man, along with Harlequin went to the businessman’s shop around 14:30hrs.
It was reported that Batson requested to purchase a rake and opted to pay before the item was delivered. It was then that he pulled out a handgun which he used to strike the victim on his head before relieving him of his valuables.
Soon after, Batson and the Harlequin attempted to make good their escape but were chased after by the businessman.
Batson began firing at the businessman who then drew his licensed pistol and returned fire, hitting him. However, they managed to escape.
The police were then called in and upon searching the area, Batson was found in some bushes. At the time, his right hand which appeared to have been bleeding was wrapped with a red bandana.
The police carried out a search on his person and the victim’s cellphone, a sum of cash, and several other items belonging to the victim were found. A further investigation was carried out and Harlequin was later arrested and charged.