Serial thief jailed for three years

Barry St Album Sobers, who until today had no fixed place of abode, was Thursday given a 36-month stay at HMP Dodds.

Magistrate Douglas Frederick imposed the prison sentence on Sobers who had been on remand for the past 28 days, when he made his second appearance in court on 18 charges.

The 48-year-old who admitted back in January this year to being a user of crack cocaine, also pleaded guilty to damaging a motorcar belonging to Anthony Boyce sometime between November 12 and 13 last year and stealing a Swiss Army knife worth $120, a utility knife worth $23, an ash tray worth $50, a watch worth $450 and $50 in cash belonging to Boyce.

Between November 21 and 24 he also damaged Joyann Thomas-Nurse’s motorcar and the vehicle of Marjorie Brathwaite and stole $1 belonging to her.

Between December 12, 2016 and January 3 this year, Sobers said he stole $45 worth of items from Orin Boyce; $250 in items belonging to Grace Ann Olivierre; items totaling $20 belonging to Wayne Watson; $280 worth of articles belonging to Margaret Everett; articles worth $230 belonging to Kert Bushay; $750 worth in items belonging to Bryan Ifill; and $10 belonging to Alexis Austin. During that time, he also damaged vehicles and stole items belonging to Thecla Worrell, Nazi Mehtar, David Cozier and Kevin Sealy.

The complainants had parked their vehicles in different areas, including their residences, and secured them. But on their return, they found the glass broken and the items missing.

“Reports were made and the accused [became] a suspect. In one of the matters he was caught red-handed and was chased, but he eluded the complainant,” the prosecutor told the court about Sobers who also had an unpaid fine and a warrant issued for his arrest.

Magistrate Frederick slapped the serial thief with three-month terms to run consecutively on 12 of his charges, and convicted, reprimanded and discharged him on the remaining six.

10 Responses to Serial thief jailed for three years

  1. Anne Ince
    Anne Ince February 17, 2017 at 7:15 am


  2. Anne Ince
    Anne Ince February 17, 2017 at 7:17 am

    Man needs help…

  3. Bryan Mayers
    Bryan Mayers February 17, 2017 at 7:17 am

    I saw 15 charges with most braking into and damaging vehicles

  4. Anne Ince
    Anne Ince February 17, 2017 at 7:17 am

    Not cereal… the article..

  5. Steve Hollingsworth
    Steve Hollingsworth February 17, 2017 at 7:44 am

    Was kidding, Anne.

  6. Adrian Reid
    Adrian Reid February 17, 2017 at 8:41 am

    Wrong name, wrong age,so come again…

  7. Maureen Fields
    Maureen Fields February 17, 2017 at 9:18 am

    Just 36 months before he is out terrorising people out their hard earnings.. habitual.

  8. Antheia Springer-Williams
    Antheia Springer-Williams February 17, 2017 at 10:06 am

    A spread sheet in excel should have been used to list these charges. I got tired just trying to read them.

  9. Mhizzjoan Moore
    Mhizzjoan Moore February 17, 2017 at 10:51 am

    He a serial he need 10 years

  10. Jai Khan
    Jai Khan February 17, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    I glad as france yuh mother couldn’t spell. Look you would have disgraced a good name.
    But then again maybe she had a gift of sight, she did call you Bum after all


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