Teen gets 18 months for assaulting, robbing ex-boss

first_imgA teenager was given an 18-month jail sentence on Monday when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts after he admitted to attacking and robbing his ex-boss of $500,000.Nineteen-year-old Imran Mohammed Persaud of Brickdam, Georgetown appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and pleaded guilty to the charge which stated that on June 1, 2019, at Lot 333 Cummings Street, Georgetown, he robbed his employer Kamran Sheik of $500,000 in cash and one DVR player.Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield told the court that Persaud was employed with the businessman but by reason of a misunderstanding with the Virtual Complainant (VC), he walked off the job.The Court further heard that on the day in question, the businessman went to work and noticed the defendant and another person sitting in his store.Shiek then decided to confront Persaud and it was at this time he was dealt one blow to the head with a piece of wood. The accused then relieved the injured man of the bag containing the cash and the DVR before making his good escape.The matter was reported to the nearest Police station and following an investigation, the defendant was arrested and confessed to the robbery.The Prosecutor added that the victim is the owner of a furniture store and after Persaud had left the job, he was paid for the two days that he worked.In addition to the sentencing, the Magistrate instructed Persaud to seek counselling while incarcerated.last_img read more