Teen admits to burglary

An 18-year-old was today remanded to HMP Dodds pending sentencing, after pleading guilty to burglary.

Joreon Revaldo Cumberbatch, of Yearwood Road, Black Rock, St Michael, admitted to Magistrate Douglas Frederick that he entered the home of Sylvia Pitt as a trespasser and stole a car stereo worth $700, five bottles of wine worth $125 and two bottles of vodka worth $270.

The court heard that Pitt secured her house before leaving home on the morning of January 19, 2017. However, when she returned later in the evening, she realized that there were two small holes in the window of the laundry room.

She conducted a search of the house, according to prosecutor Sergeant Martin Rock, and discovered the items missing.

The matter was reported to police and Cumberbatch, who was not previously known to the law courts, was arrested and charged.

The prosecutor made an application for a restitution order for the stereo, which the magistrate granted, so that Pitt could get back the property.

Magistrate Frederick then ordered a pre-sentencing report to find what has been occurring in the teenager’s life, in preparation for sentencing.

Cumberbatch returns to court on February 22.

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