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Headley to compensate bicycle owner

An unemployed man from St Michael, who admitted to theft, has two weeks to compensate his victim.

Akio Jabarry Headley, 20, of Bedford Lane, Roebuck Street pleaded guilty to stealing a $250 bicycle belonging to David Haynes sometime between November 1 and 2.

When he appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant today, the court heard that Haynes, who had been drinking sometime before midnight on November 1, fell asleep in an area at the back of the National Housing Corporation car park. He awoke the next day and discovered his property missing.

Haynes searched the area and found the bicycle without the wheels.

It is alleged that Headley was seen on November 3 patching bicycle tyres that the complainant identified as his. He reported the matter to police.

However, Headley denied stealing the tyres, saying that he got them from a man he did not know.

Magistrate Cuffy-Sargent ordered him to pay the complainant the price of the bicycle by November 18.

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