Gasoline thieves nabbed
Two men caught red-handed stealing gasoline from the Barbados National Terminal Company Limited (BNTCL) escaped jail time and fines today.
But Christopher James of Keizer Hill, Christ Church and Julian Kirton of Crest View, Eden Lodge, St Michael, both 32 years old, were each placed on a one-year bond after appearing in the District “B” Magistrate Court and admitting to stealing 55 litres of gasoline.
Failure to stay out of trouble will cost them $700 forthwith or a prison term of three months.
James and Kirton were arrested around 12:25 am yesterday when police responded to a call that two men were siphoning gasoline from a storage tank at the BNTCL facility.
The value of the fuel was $200.
James was also charged with possession of a small quantity of cannabis which police found on him when they responded to the report, but he was reprimanded and discharged for that offence.