Seven bars, eight months
Man jailed for stealing chocolates
A 41-year-old man who said he had nowhere to live was sentenced to eight months behind bars for theft.
Andrew Sylvester Moore pleaded guilty before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant today to stealing seven chocolate bars valued $48.30 belonging to Collins Limited.
Presenting the facts in the No 2 District “A” Magistrates Court, Prosecutor Sergeant Janice Ifill revealed that Moore entered the store and walked to the area where the chocolates were displayed on the shelf.
A security officer pursued and apprehended Moore after he dashed out of the store.
The stolen items were found hidden in his pants.
“Ma’am I live on the streets . . . I stole the seven chocolates to get something to eat,” Moore told Cuffy-Sargeant after he was asked whether he had anything to say.
The magistrate then asked Moore, who is known to the law courts, what he was charged with when he appeared in court last year.
“Theft Ma’am,” he replied, after which the magistrate asked what he had been charged with before that theft charge.
“Theft Ma’am,” he repeated.
A check of his criminal record revealed that Moore had several previous theft charges and convictions.