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Griffith jailed for committing two burglaries

courtForty-eight year-old David Anthony Griffith, already serving time for a previous offence, will spend an additional 18 months behind bars.

Magistrate Douglas Frederick added two nine-month prison sentences to Griffith’s rap sheet Friday after he admitted to two burglaries.

In one case, Griffith, who was recorded as having no fixed place of abode, pleaded guilty to entering the R.J City Restaurant sometime between July 11 and 12 and stealing $10 and one cash box valued $45.

According to the facts presented by police prosecutor Sergeant Neville Watson, the building was secured on the night of July 11, but early the next day the proprietor discovered the restaurant had been broken into.

Watson said Griffith had used a piece of brick to break the glass to get into the establishment.

The accused admitted to the offence after he was picked up by police.

Griffith also pleaded guilty to the second charge of stealing two bottles of Mount Gay Silver valued $8.99 each; four bottles of Old Brigand valued $10.99 each; one bottle of ESA Fields valued $5.99; three bottles of beers valued $2.50 each; six bottles of Coca Cola valued $1.90 each; two sodas costing $1.90 each; two bottles of ginger ale costing $1.99 each; three bottles of Plus costing $2.80 each; three bottles of malts at $2.08 each; two bottles of Mount Gay Silver at $6.25 each; and two bottles of Old Brigand at $6.25 each – all belonging to Kimberly Richards.

Watson revealed that Griffith had gained access to Richards’ property by removing a number of louvre panes from her front windows.

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