Ham thief caught

COURT TODAY BLOCKMaybe 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
recent thefts.

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.

7 Responses to Ham thief caught

  1. Vicky Briggs
    Vicky Briggs February 26, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Watch a ham thief get more time than a pedophile

  2. Martine Boyer
    Martine Boyer February 26, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    It’s the war on poverty…

    • Rev. Winston Jones February 27, 2016 at 12:57 pm

      This man is guilty and must pay for his actions. I totally agree. However, I remember at least two lawyers who took money from their clients last year and were brought before the courts. The lawyers then gave back the monies and though guilty and admitting guilt by choosing to give back the quite substantial sums, were not punished. Had this man brought the $161.30 and offered it to the supermarket, would the courts have treated him the same way the lawyers were treated, just let him walk away a free man with no fines and no record of his crime?

  3. Ryan Shepherd
    Ryan Shepherd February 26, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    Seriously? What the managers getting from stealing from the account ing books the?

  4. Ezra Bryan
    Ezra Bryan February 26, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    What is this Sim Simma?

    • Sim Simma
      Sim Simma February 26, 2016 at 9:01 pm

      I don’t know boyy, first I’m hearing of it but thief ham don’t taste good.

  5. Tiffany Agard
    Tiffany Agard February 26, 2016 at 8:12 pm



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