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Robber jailed for two days for $1 armed robbery

A judge yesterday sentenced an armed robber to two days in prison after refusing to sentence him to time-served in accordance with a plea agreement.

Lousaint Dumont, 26, admitted to robbing Alfred Smith of $1 and a cell phone worth $55 on July 21, 2016 at his trial before Acting Chief Justice Vera Watkins.

Smith, then 74, was walking through Rahming Court in Fox Hill around 10:30 p.m. when he was confronted by Dumont, who was armed with a 10-inch silver blade knife.

Dumont told him, “Give me your cellular phone before I jook you up.”

When Smith handed over the phone, Dumont asked him for money.

Smith said he gave Dumont $2 — and the robber gave him a dollar back before heading towards Bernard Road.

At the time of his guilty plea, Dumont had spent two years, seven months and 14 days on remand. Considering the time he would have spent in prison after getting credit for good behavior, the prosecution agreed to a sentence of time served.

However, since time-served is not a sentence, Watkins imposed a sentence of two days. Christina Galanos represented Dumont and Angelo Whitfield appeared for the director of public prosecutions.

Senior Reporter at The Nassau Guardian
Artesia primarily covers court stories, but she also writes extensively about crime.
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