Guard accused of stealing from churches

A security guard has been remanded to prison until January next year, after appearing in court on two charges of sacrilege.

Andre Courtney Prescod, 30, of Storey Gap, Spooners Hill, St Michael made his first appearance before Chief Magistrate Christopher Birch this afternoon, accused of entering the St Augustine Church between April 20 and 21 and stealing three televisions worth $2,400.

He is also accused of entering The Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church and stealing two speakers worth $3,000, two chalices worth $1,000, two patens worth $800 and a bale of tissue worth $45, belonging to St Patrick’s Cathedral, of which The Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church is a branch.

He was not required to plead to the indictable charges, even as the police prosecutor Sergeant Azel Skeete told the magistrate that Prescod was “joined at the hip” with two other men charged with the same offence.

“I am sorry. I am not guilty of these charges,” Prescod said.

Birch responded: “This is the wrong time of year to be accused of offences against the church.”

He then remanded Prescod to HMP Dodds until January 9, 2017.

2 Responses to Guard accused of stealing from churches

  1. Michael Waltress
    Michael Waltress December 15, 2016 at 9:14 am

    As people say. Who guard the guards

  2. North Point December 16, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    Prescod;have you ever heard that yuh should never steal from GOD, or the church, you will continue to steal for the balance of your life. or if you are wise enough you should go back to the same church and seek repentance. its good for the soul.


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