No bail for repeat offender

A 34-year-old contractor who has matters pending in both District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Courts was remanded to Dodds prison today after admitting to stealing ear pods a month ago.

According to the facts outlined by the police prosecutor, Andre Glenroy Brathwaite entered the Smart Store on July 14 and after being pointed to the area where the ear pods were located, the Mangrove St Philip resident took up a pair of Apple Ear Pods with Lightning Connector, worth $119, while the salesperson was attending to another customer. He placed the item in his haversack and left the store.

On discovering the item was missing from the rack, a check of the surveillance camera was made and Brathwaite was seen on the video recording committing the act. The matter was reported to police and Brathwaite was arrested a month later, with the ear pods in his possession, along Worthing, Christ Church.

“I apologize for what happened. I have a job [and] was working since last year. I am very sorry for what happened and ask for a chance,” he pleaded with Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant today.

However, the magistrate pointed out to Brathwaite that he had 13 prior convictions – six of them under the Theft Act – as well as pending cases.

Brathwaite was then informed that he would be sentenced on August 24 for his latest crime, the very same day he was to reappear in Cuffy-Sargeant’s court on another matter.

One Response to No bail for repeat offender

  1. kathy-Ann Clarke August 16, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    He hands light.


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