Two men will now face 25 years behind bars after being found guilty of three counts of aggravated robbery.
Kenntal Samuel and Johnny Charles, were each sentenced to 20 years in jail by Justice Albert Redhead on Monday but this is to be counted alongside the 25-year jail term.
The offence stems from a February 12th 2014 home invasion at Jamol Pilgrim’s Fitches Creek home where he was robbed of a number of items including 40 new Era snapback caps valued at US $1,000, 3 pairs of Michael Jordan sneakers worth US $1,200, another pair of sneakers worth US $500, EC $5,000 in cash, US $300, Canadian $100, a Samsung Galaxy S4 valued at US $500, a silver link chain valued at US $800, a PlayStation 3 console worth US $300 along with 4 PlayStation 3 controllers valued at US $200.
During the trial, the jury heard how the two forced their way into Pilgrim’s home wearing long sleeves and masks. Armed with guns, one of the men fired a shot into the floor to show the seriousness of the matter. After grabbing the items both men fled in a rental car belonging to Pilgrim.
Police, who were on patrol received news of the robbery spotted the vehicle in Table Hill Garden, travelling closely behind another vehicle, which they later found out belonged tone of the robbers, Johnny Charles.
A brief shoot out ensued between the occupants travelling in Charles’ vehicle and the police during a chase, however the men managed to get escape.
Charles abandoned car was later found in Table Hill Garden on a dirt road containing a number of stolen items belonging to Pilgrim. The rental car was also found abandoned containing the other items with the lights on and engine running.
The jury also heard how the men robbed Oswald Scotland of a black Apple iPhone valued US $250 along with EC $400 cash, Elroy Dean Shaw of a Gucci gold chain worth EC $10,000 and EC $60 and assaulted with intent to rob Joanna December while being armed with guns.