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Man jailed for receiving stolen loot

Published: 
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
After jewelry heist in Sando:
Dwayne Stoute

A 27-year-old man who pawned eight rings which were stolen during a jewelry store heist in San Fernando has been jailed for 24 months.

Dwayne Stoute, of St Clements Village, San Fernando, pleaded guilty to receiving the stolen jewelry and possession of a firearm and ammunition when he appeared before San Fernando magistrate Alicia Chankar.

Stoute was arrested last week Wednesday by PC Isaac of the Princes Town CID and other officers in Cocoyea Village, San Fernando.

Isaac searched him and found a pistol loaded with six rounds of ammunition stuck in his pants waist.

The police also found tickets for a pawn store in Port-of-Spain. Following his arrest, PC Crawford and other officers took the tickets to the pawn store where they recovered the gold and diamond rings valued at $24,500. The rings were among a quantity of jewelry stolen from RT Jewellers at High Street, San Fernando, during a robbery on March 13.

The robbery was caught on video. Crawford charged him with receiving stolen goods while Isaac preferred the firearm and ammunition possession charges.

Stoute was sentenced to 12 months each on those charges, but the sentences were ordered to run concurrently.

Stoute was also charged with receiving a stolen$46,000 gold chain arising from another incident and robbery with aggravation which took place on March 3 at Hill Top Bar, Vistabella. Corporal Mohammed and PC Matloo charged in those offences. He pleaded not guilty and was denied bail. Those matters were adjourned to May 14.

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