Rum and turkey ham thief sent to jail
The man who broke into a woman’s home twice in one month has been sentenced to a year in prison on each count.
Roy Anthony Harewood admitted to the Oistins Magistrate Court last month that he was the one who, on June 15, broke into Cecile Harewood’s home and stole several food items, including turkey ham, fish, tuna and some jewellery.
Two weeks later Harewood, of Breedy’s Land, Silver Sands, Christ Church, went back to the same house and stole a bottle of rum and ginger beer.
Station Sergeant Rudolph Burnett said the homeowner secured her premises on June 15 and left home. A neighbour who was outside cleaning his own surroundings heard a noise coming from the complainant’s house, peeped inside and saw a man. The neighbour went by the paling and began making enough noise that would cause the thief to believe the house was surrounded by people. He eventually hit the paling with a rock and Harewood ran out. The neighbour chased the thief into the Silver Sands area.
On the second occasion, the woman again secured her home and left around 8:30 a.m. By the time her sister got there, a pendant and more groceries were missing.
The repeat offender’s sentences will run concurrently.