Ham thief caught
Maybe if the thief had not returned to the scene of the crime, he would have gotten away with it.
However, Linwall Ryan Walkes, who stole two hams and two drinks from a supermarket, returned there two weeks later and it was then that security personnel recognized him from the surveillance camera footage.
Walkes pleaded guilty to stealing the items valued at $161.30 from Savings Plus Supermarket, when he went before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant in the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court yesterday.
Presenting the facts, Sergeant Janice Ifill told the court that on February 12, a security officer checked the freezer where the hams were stored that morning because of
When he counted, there were 13 hams. By 1 p.m., however, that number was short by two. The security officer informed a manager who checked with the cashiers to find out if anyone had bought hams up until then.
On learning that none had been purchased, the manager and security officer reviewed the camera footage and saw a man putting two hams and drinks in a bag.
While police officers were at the establishment investigating another matter, in waltzed Walkes. The same security officer pointed him out to police, who told him of the offence and arrested him.
The court fined Walkes $1 500 payable in one month, with an alternative of nine months in jail.