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Man Jailed 21-years for attempting to rob with a toy gun

A man believed to be in his twenties identified as Ishmael has been sentenced to a tune of 21 years in prison in hard labour for attempting to rob with a toy gun.

Detailing how the unfortunate incidentoccurred,the culprit disclosed that he on-board a Trotro when some passengers were having a conversation about a robbery which transpired with the robbers using a toy gun.

He was moved by the conversation and decided to use the same modus-operandi to if it will work.He one day decided to rob a store after purchasing a toy gun but unfortunately for him, the owner of the store was his classmate so was no cause of Alam.

Before entering the store, he covered his mouth with a handkerchief and wore a cap to cover his identity, upon entering ordered them to surrender all the money they had in the store.

But the owner of the store who happened to be his classmate recognised him and mentioned his name so he removed the handkerchief and spoke with her adding that he even told her it was a toy gun and he only wanted to use it to scare her to see her reaction.

After speaking with her for some minutes, he left the store and went upstairs where he met another woman and used the toy gun to rob her of Ghc15.

Luck wasn’t on his side as the second lady also knew him but he didn’t know the lady from anywhere.

Fast forward, he left the town for some time and only returned after a few weeks when he was arrested by the police because his classmate who was the owner of the first store had reported the matter to the police.

He was processed before the courts and the judge sitting on the case found him guilty of three charges and sentenced him to 21 years behind bars.

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