Chocolate thief gets six months

A Christ Church man is spending six months behind bars for stealing three chocolate bars from Shopsmart.

Ryan Oneil Pilgrim, a resident of Inch Marlow, appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant in the No. 2 District ‘A’ Criminal Court on Monday, a day after stealing the items.

Prosecutor Sergeant Cameron Gibbons explained that an officer in plain clothes, who was a customer in the store when the incident occurred, caught Pilgrim in the act.

In an attempt to explain his actions, Pilgrim told the court he was under the influence of alcohol at the time.

However, Magistrate Cuffy-Sargeant reminded Pilgrim of his long history of theft-related convictions and that he was currently on a 12-month bond from another court, before sentencing him.

4 Responses to Chocolate thief gets six months

  1. carl July 21, 2017 at 9:00 am

    He got six months for stealing chocolates. He didn’t break into the place. He didn’t attack anyone. Recently some young men resisted and assaulted two police officers and they got community service. Is this to say that the chocolates were respected more than the officers? Just asking!

  2. Belfast July 21, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    Really and truly it’s us the taxpayers of this country who are being sent to jail. 3 Chocolate bars costing maybe $12 at any outlet is going to cost the taxpayers some $18,000,plus a bonus when he completes his sentence just sitting on his backside. He should have been attached to the SSS,or to the BDF to help clean up the run down Garrison Area.

    • Alfred Shepherd July 24, 2017 at 8:49 am

      True I agree with some penalty, but not a slap on the risk. Give him some work time, cleaning up the street is a good idea. Giv us back something, lock up only give him more time to think of other things do without working for it. So I agree with you.

  3. Alfred Shepherd July 24, 2017 at 8:46 am

    No he has a history, and to let him off with a slap on the risk is not a good idea, it old embolden him to do more. The idea is for him to stop. And maybe just maybe he will have enough sense to stop on his own, but as you can see this not the case. So serve your time for your actions, can’t stand the time don’t commit the crime. Simple.


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