Labourer admits to robberies and burglaries

COURT TODAY BLOCKMaurice Owen Myron Whitfield pleaded guilty to six counts of robbery and aggravated burglary when he went before Justice Olson Alleyne in the No. 5 Supreme Court, but he will have to wait until later this month to be sentenced.

The 30-year-old labourer of Tweedside Road St. Michael, admitted to entering Godfrey McDonald’s house on April 24, 2010 and stealing a gold chain and pendant worth $2,970.

On same day, he also entered Lady Haven, a shop at Walmer Lodge, St Michael,  and stole $200 from employee Kevin Mayers.

He had a firearm in both cases.

On May 13, Whitfield robbed Rodney Thompson of $300 in jewellery and Terrance Byer of a cellular phone and jewellery worth $3,700.

Eight days later, he robbed four men of jewellery, cellular phones and cash to the tune of $10,985.

Then on May 23, Whitfield robbed Pedro Browne of $4,000 worth of jewellery.

Justice Alleyne postponed the matter until later this month, when the facts relating to the offences will be outlined by Principal Crown Counsel Elwood Watts.

A pre-sentencing report was also ordered on Whitfield.

5 Responses to Labourer admits to robberies and burglaries

  1. Omar Watson
    Omar Watson April 9, 2015 at 12:23 am

    He was on a roll. Time for a staycation.

  2. Sharon Woolley
    Sharon Woolley April 9, 2015 at 2:39 am

    Give him 10 years in hotel Dodds or better still do what they do in the middle east and chop his hands off, that will ensure his thieving days are over

  3. Poetry Dancer
    Poetry Dancer April 9, 2015 at 3:08 am

    he want locking up

  4. kathy-Ann Clarke April 9, 2015 at 7:55 am

    Wow, he was on a roll, but just remeber day does run till night ketch it. I am glad that he was caught, he needs a loooooong holiday in St. Philip.


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