Burglar behind bars

COURT TODAY BLOCKSmall businesses will be protected from known burglar Alvin Reynold Dacosta Stoute for the next month.

That’s because Stoute, 45, of Bournes Village, St George was remanded to prison until April 1 by Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant, despite pleading not guilty to loitering in a public place with the intent of committing a burglary early this morning.

When he appeared in the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court this afternoon, Station Sergeant Irvin Kellman objected to bail, arguing that Stoute was found loitering near a number of small businesses and his antecedents showed that he had the propensity to commit such offences.

Furthermore, the police prosecutor pointed out that his last conviction was also for breaking into a small business place.

“Based on his antecedents, he has a nature for theft acts, especially burglary and if he is granted bail, he will be back before the court again,” Kellman said.

“Businesses need to be protected from him and he also needs to be protected from himself. He is not a fit and proper candidate for bail and I’m asking that bail be denied.”

However, in his defence, Stoute told the magistrate he had turned over a new leaf.

“I don’t give trouble. This is a long time I aint went before the court. Maam, I have a friend that would come and sign bail for me,” he revealed.

Despite his plea, Cuffy-Sargeant  remanded him to prison.

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