Gibbons owns up to burglary
A St Andrew man today began an 18-month prison term at HMP Dodds after pleading guilty to robbing the Rubis gas station on Bay Street, St Michael between May 2 and 3 this year.
However, Corey Junior Leroy Gibbons of Harewood, Hillaby, still has a list of other burglary charges to face later this week.
Gibbons admitted to stealing a cash register valued $1,000 and four fuel vouchers worth $200 belonging to K.L.C Enterprise Ltd when he appeared before Magistrate Douglas Frederick today.
According to the facts presented by police prosecutor Sergeant Neville Watson the service station was secured on May 2. However, it was breached the following day.
The evidence revealed that Gibbons broke the glass door with a rock, which was captured on CCTV.
“What is it with gas stations that you seem to like?” Frederick asked the accused man, whose conviction record shows that he had burglarized the same gas station four to five years ago and had been jailed for 18 months.
Gibbons answered: “Sometimes I don’t be actually thinking. I had a rough patch with the family. My grandmother died, then my uncle and I was stressed. I [was also] in some trouble with my mother and got laid off from my job. I wasn’t stable Sir.”
Frederick then imposed the sentence and informed Gibbon that he will appear before Acting Magistrate Christopher Birch on Friday, September 30 to answer several other burglary charges, including that he entered the house on Juliette Murray on March 31 and stole a tablet valued $900, a cellphone valued $200, a chain worth $420 and two watches worth $900; that he broke into Murray’s house again on May 6 and stole two laptops worth $2,200 and a watch worth $1,200; and that he entered Murray’s home for a third time on September 3 with intent to steal.
The offences occurred in the Holetown jurisdiction.
In the District ‘C’ jurisdiction, Gibbons is also accused of breaking into the Sol gas station at Six Roads, St Philip between March 21 and 22 and stealing $400 in cash and two cash registers worth $3,000.
Over in Belleplaine – District ‘F’ – Gibbons is charged with breaking into the home of Stacia Small and taking a bag worth $300 and three tablets worth $2,000.
He is also charged with stealing a $1,000 chain, an $800 ring, a $1,500 bangle, a bracelet worth $2,500, a computer worth $1,500, a karaoke system worth $1,200 and an assortments of wines valued at $800 belonging to Ohara Greenidge.
That offence allegedly occurred between June 1 and August 30 when he entered Greenidge’s home as a trespasser.