Former Police Sergeant Russell Robinson, who was convicted for stealing a large cache of guns and ammunition from the police armoury, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Robinson was sentenced in the Gun Court Tuesday morning, July 26.
He was sentenced to a total of 280 years – 15 years on each of the 18 counts of illegal possession of a firearm and 10 years on one count of illegal possession of ammunition.
However, he will serve 15 years behind bars as the sentences are to run concurrently.
Immediately after the sentencing, Robinson’s attorneys told the court that they will be appealing the conviction and sentence.
Robinson was found guilty last week following testimony from 14 witnesses.
He was placed on trial in December, 10 months after a raid was carried out at a house on Munster Road in the East Kingston Police Division.
Investigators said the stolen guns and ammunition were being sold to criminals.
Robinson had strongly denied the allegations and claimed there was a conspiracy by senior members of the police force to get him.
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