Lewis apologizes for stealing $9,000 in tools

courtA 35-year-old St Michael man was today ordered to pay a fine of $2,000 in three months and was placed on a year-long bond after he appealed to Acting Chief Magistrate Douglas Frederick to give him a break.

“I am sorry. I have twins and something wrong with one and I was just frustrated,” an apologetic Glen Jamal Lewis of King Edward Road, Bank Hall told the court after he had earlier admitted to stealing over $9,000 worth of tools.

“Please give me a chance to [redeem] myself. Prison ain’t no place for me as I can’t take care of my children,” he said, adding that he had given back the stolen items.

According to the charge sheet, Lewis entered the residence of Julian Bellamy sometime between July 28 and 31 as a trespasser and stole a $12 chisel, a $350 belt sander, a $800 drill, a $550 nail gun, an $800 screw gun, six gallons of compound worth $415, a gallon of paint worth $75, a gallon of brushing solution worth $45, two hammers worth $1,815, a charger valued at $130, three batteries valued at $350, two saws valued at $730, one plane worth $360, a drilling machine costing $1,050, two angle grinders worth $695 and a radio valued at $60.

The magistrate reminded Lewis that he had already been before the courts for trespassing before placing him on the  bond. If he breaches his latest court order, he will have to spend at least six months in prison.

4 Responses to Lewis apologizes for stealing $9,000 in tools

  1. Brien King
    Brien King September 10, 2016 at 7:16 am

    That is a lot of stuff to carry away on foot, I could only assume he had transport of some sort. Well the magistrate was merciful because of his explanation which couldn’t be confirmed at the time I assume but should he come before the court again, by rights he got to go up the road for a while.

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  2. Angus Benn
    Angus Benn September 10, 2016 at 7:31 am

    If he steal $9,000 in tools. How come he is only paying $2,000 fine, unless they get back the tools.some times some of these journalist leave you to buss your brain.

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  3. H.McGregor September 10, 2016 at 8:26 am

    “Please give me a chance to [redeem] myself. Prison ain’t no place for me as I can’t take care of my children,” he said, adding that he had given back the stolen items.

    Angus.
    Please read the article.

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  4. miche September 10, 2016 at 8:29 am

    Angus Benn,,Reading is not understanding,,before you criticize the journalist ,,please read what was reported,,Were you blind,or is it that you lack understanding,, “Please give me a chance to [redeem] myself. Prison ain’t no place for me as I can’t take care of my children,” he said, adding that he had given back the stolen items.

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