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Padmore admits to theft

COURT TODAY BLOCKA man known to the courts and of no fixed place of abode was jailed today for three years after confessing to burglarizing two businesses in the last two months.

Ryan Anderson Padmore, 40, admitted entering the Majestic Sports Bar last December 7 as a trespasser and stealing 26 bottles of alcoholic beverages valued at $1,830.

He also confessed to breaking into Stall #91 at Fairchild Street, The City and carrying away a case of soft drinks, a cooler, 11 bottles of whiskey, nine bottles of vodka, two bottles of rum and other drinks to the tune of $1,364, the property of Jacqueline Holder.

This theft occurred sometime between January 14 and 15.

The District ‘A’ Magistrates Court heard that the owner of Majestic Sports Bar locked his premises but returned later to find drinks missing from the top shelf of the bar.

He also noticed that two doors which he left closed were open and one was damaged. Some decorative blocks had been removed as well, so that the thief could gain access to a bedroom.

Investigations led to Padmore who “readily admitted” committing the offences, Station Sergeant Irvin Kellman said.

In relation to the Fairchild Street stall, Padmore gained entry by forcing open a metal door.

Padmore today apologized for his actions and asked “for a little leniency”. However, he was sent to jail after Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant considered his conviction record, realized he already had several similar offences under his belt and had only come out of HMP Dodds last October.

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