‘ISIS’ bomb threatener gets 3 years in prison

first_imgTerrence Mclean, 34, who claimed he is attached to ISIS after attempting to rob the Guyana Bank for Trade andTerrence McleanIndustry (GBTI), was today sentenced to three years imprisonment by Magistrate Judy Latchman after pleading guilty to the charge of demanding $10 million from the officer in charge of the card centre, Dahana Ramjist, with the intent to steal.The prosecution’s facts stated that on Tuesday, June 28, Mclean entered the GBTI, Regent Street, Georgetown branch at 09:20h and requested to speak with the Manager and handed over a note stating, “ISIS, there is a bomb in the bag, give us $10 million or you will all die.” The accused then demanded $10 million.An alarm was raised which summoned Police ranks. Upon the arrival of the Police, Mclean dropped the haversack he was carrying and shouted “Allah Akbar.”The accused was subsequently arrested and the bag was searched, revealing documents and a knife. No evidence of a bomb was found.Magistrate Latchman sentenced Mclean to the maximum imprisonment for the charge given the seriousness of the crime and the effect it can have on the commercial bank.Mclean was unrepresented in court and prior to his sentencing,he told the court, “They should have given me the money because they will all die the next time.” He further added that procedures that were taken to arrest him “were all flawed.”McLean is said to be of unsound mind and underwent psychiatric evaluation at Dr Bhiro Harry’s clinic. It was confirmed by Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum that McLean is a deportee who was also charged in 2007 for the possession of a gun and ammunition.last_img read more