Sentence handed down in mini crime spree

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The booty may not have been all that valuable but a 24-year-old St. John’s man has been sentenced to 4 1/2 years for a crime spree he went on in October of last year.

Evan Lambe is led from provincial court after pleading guilty to several charges linked to a crime spree on Oct. 29, 2013. — File photo by Josh Pennell/The Telegram

Evan Lambe robbed beer from a Ultramar gas station. He then ate a meal at the Celtic Hearth restaurant and left without paying for it. His most serious crime that night was putting a knife to the throat of a cab driver and demanding cash. He got away with about 50 bucks.

Lambe has been in trouble with the law before and has had a prior conviction for robbery before too.

Judge James Walsh said those things had to be considered when he decided on the sentence, as did the fact that Lambe had pleaded guilty to the current charges and had made written apologies, both to the court and the cab driver he had robbed. The driver’s statement also had an impact on the sentencing. In it, the driver said he feared for his life that night and has lived in fear everyday since, when he goes to work. The judge handed down a four-year sentence for the armed robbery of the cab driver alone with the other crimes making up the rest of the time.

Lambe didn’t say anything in court when his sentence was handed down.

Twenty-nine-year-old Sarah Eisnor has also been charged in connection with the crime spree. Her matters are still before the court.

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