A vendor who was charged back in February with two counts of armed robbery was today sentenced to ten years in jail.
22-year-old, Nicholas Smith stood quietly today as the sentence was handed down by a City Magistrate.
During the trial, Smith called four witnesses to the stand, including his own mother, but the evidence presented by them as character references, did very little to sway the mind of the Magistrate.
Smith was charged and convicted of robbing Dexter David of a gold chain worth $60,000, his cellphone valued at $40,000 along with other items.
The second charge stated that on the same day at the Seawall Road, he robbed Kevin Ramlall of a gold chain valued $60,000, an iPhone 5s valued $62,000, a wallet valued $3,000 and just over $130,000 in cash.
The young vendor maintained his innocence throughout the trial but the Magistrate said the evidence presented against him including statements from the victims was strong and that led to the conviction. He was sentenced to five years behind bars on each conviction.