Man breaks into home of former employer
Leroy Alfred Harris used to work for Elvonda Edghill but when he went to her home on February 17, his intention was to steal.
For breaking into the house and stealing tuna, dishwashing liquid, stain remover, liquid soap and a Playstation, the 39-year-old unemployed man will have to spend 18 months in prison.
Acting Magistrate Alliston Seale imposed the sentence on the Bartlett’s Tenantry, Sergeant’s Village, Christ Church resident after taking his guilty plea into account.Acting Station Sergeant Junior Kirton told the court that Harris used to work around Edghill’s property but she had stopped him from doing so.
Referring to Harris’ conviction card and noting that he had already stolen nine of them and broken into six homes, Seale said: “You seem to be a compulsive burglar . . . and it seems you have an affinity for CBC antennae.”
“I don’t like people breaking into people’s houses,” the magistrate added, noting that in this particular case it was “a serious betrayal of trust”, especially since Edghill had given him work.
Harris told the court he had nothing to say on his own behalf.