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Burglar sent up for nine months

COURT TODAY BLOCKAn unemployed man was sentenced to nine months behind bars today, after he confessed to burglarizing a woman’s home sometime between February 18 and 23 this year.

Shawn Christopher Inniss, 41, of no fixed place of abode, admitted before Magistrate Douglas Frederick that he broke into Joyce Sobers’ home and made off with a microwave, ten belts, four telephones, a kettle, coffee maker and a gas cylinder.

Police later recovered the coffee maker and the belts at a place in Prescod Bottom, Bank Hall, St Michael, while the gas cylinder and microwave were retrieved from persons whom Inniss had distributed them to, Station Sergeant Neville Watson told the District ‘A’ Magistrates Court.

The prosecutor said that the homeowner was overseas at the time of the incident, but had left her property in the care of someone who made regular checks.

The house was intact when it was checked on February 18, but days later, the caretaker returned to find the bathroom window broken. Information was also received to the effect that Inniss had been seen with certain items.

Today, Inniss told the magistrate that he gave two of the phones to a woman, but she denied she had ever received the phones from him.

Inniss went on to say that he had a cocaine problem, which he wanted some help for.

“I would like to go and get some help at Verona House or something so,” he told the court.

However, the repeat offender, who has priors for theft and loitering, was sent to HMP Dodds instead.

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