60-year-old whiskey thief remanded

courtA 60-year-old St James man has been remanded into custody at HMP Dodds until September 15.

Anthony Rudolph Thorpe of Derricks, St James is charged with stealing one bottle of whiskey worth $78.10 belonging to Shop Smart Incorporated.

The incident allegedly occurred on August 17, 2016.

When it was time for the bail application, Prosecutor Sergeant Janice Ifill objected on the grounds that Thorpe had some 30 previous infractions, which included convictions.   

4 Responses to 60-year-old whiskey thief remanded

  1. Dexter Israel
    Dexter Israel August 19, 2016 at 9:10 am

    LOOK AT THE DIFFERENCE…. A 60-year-old American visitor appeared in the District “A” Magistrates’ Court today on theft charges.

    David Joseph Mello of No 72 Belmont Street, Fall Drive, Massachusetts, USA admitted to Magistrate Douglas Frederick that he stole 12 Ralph Lauren shirts from Cave Shepherd yesterday.

    Police prosecutor Theodore McClean revealed that Mello, who is on island for a week’s vacation, entered the Broad Street store and proceeded to the men’s section where the Ralph Lauren merchandise was located.

    He then took up a number of items and went to the changing room. Mello would later come out and pay for two shirts, then walk around the store for a while.

    On leaving the store, he was approached by security on duty and a search was requested. The items were found in a bag he was carrying. He admitted to stealing the items.

    Asked whether he had anything to say, Mello said: “I regret doing it, but I have nothing to add.”

    “Why would you steal shirts?” the District “A” Magistrate asked.

    “I don’t know,” a fidgety Mello answered.

    Mello, who is booked to leave the island on July 5, was ordered to pay $500 forthwith or face the alternative of three months imprisonment.

    It was not immediately clear if the fine was paid.

  2. Alex Alleyne August 19, 2016 at 10:13 am

    Yeah, Welcome to BIM and come back soon yah hear.
    Tourism is our business……LOL……LOL….LOL.

  3. Hal Austin August 19, 2016 at 10:45 am

    For stealing a $78 bottle of Whisky he is remanded in prison for a month. How much ill that month cost taxpayers? Our magistrate courts are out of control.

  4. jrsmith August 19, 2016 at 11:32 am

    So is our people…


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