first_imgA 30-year-old man was today sentenced to two years’ imprisonment for robbing a former INews reporter.Albert DefreitasAlbert Defreitas, 30, of Leopold Street, Georgetown, was on trial before Magistrate Faith McGusty at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.He was accused of breaking into the reporter’s car in 2017 and carting off with articles value $550,000.Defreitas had initially pleaded not guilty to the charge which alleged that on January 31, 2017 at Parade Street, Georgetown, he stole a quantity of articles and cash.The prosecution contended that the vehicle was parked while the reporter and her fiancé were conducting a pre-wedding photo-shoot at the Georgetown Marriott Hotel, a short distance away.Nonetheless, after the incident, Defreitas attempted to sell a laptop which was stolen from the car, but the prospective buyer, a woman, cancelled the transaction after she became suspicious of the actions of Defreitas. Instead, she contacted the Police, allowing for ranks to intercept the suspect, who was nabbed with the stolen items in his possession.last_img