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Attempted robbery and unlicensed firearm lands Jamaal Jackson in prison Print E-mail
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Thursday, 22 June 2017 00:00

In the courtroom of Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith, 32-year-old Jamaal Jackson learnt his fate after being on remand for 15 months for the offense of kept unlicensed firearm and ammunitions. He was sentenced to 3 years for each charge set to run concurrently on June 20, 2017 after his mother begged for leniency in mitigation.

Allegations made against Jackson was that on Monday, February 29, 2016, police found him in possession of a black 9 mm pistol with a black magazine which contained 9 rounds of 9 mm ammunitions. Jackson is believed to be one of 2 men who on February 29, 2016 lay waited a person who went to make a deposit at the Nova Scotia Bank. Reports are that before he and his alleged accomplice could rob the person, a police mobile passed the bank. The men got jumpy and fired shots at the police mobile and the police returned fire at the gunman.

Of the two men, Jackson’s accomplice managed to escape. Jackson was pursued and because he sustained an injury, police were able to follow the blood trail and arrest him not too long after the incident.