Labourer admits to robberies and burglaries
Maurice Owen Myron Whitfield pleaded guilty to six counts of robbery and aggravated burglary when he went before Justice Olson Alleyne in the No. 5 Supreme Court, but he will have to wait until later this month to be sentenced.
The 30-year-old labourer of Tweedside Road St. Michael, admitted to entering Godfrey McDonald’s house on April 24, 2010 and stealing a gold chain and pendant worth $2,970.
On same day, he also entered Lady Haven, a shop at Walmer Lodge, St Michael, and stole $200 from employee Kevin Mayers.
He had a firearm in both cases.
On May 13, Whitfield robbed Rodney Thompson of $300 in jewellery and Terrance Byer of a cellular phone and jewellery worth $3,700.
Eight days later, he robbed four men of jewellery, cellular phones and cash to the tune of $10,985.
Then on May 23, Whitfield robbed Pedro Browne of $4,000 worth of jewellery.
Justice Alleyne postponed the matter until later this month, when the facts relating to the offences will be outlined by Principal Crown Counsel Elwood Watts.
A pre-sentencing report was also ordered on Whitfield.