Have mercy!

Accused thief appeals for clemency

A 43-year-old man who pleaded for mercy after admitting to a theft charge has been handed a three-month suspended sentence.

However, if Anthony Cherubin, of no fixed place of abode, is found guilty of any other crimes during that period, he could still find himself behind bars.

Cherubin, who is known to the court, but has managed to keep himself out of trouble with the law for the past 14 years, was given the reprieve that he so desperately sought when he appeared before Acting Magistrate Sandra Rawlins today.

Cherubin pleaded guilty to breaking into Bear Necessities and Hardware store sometime between July 25 and 26 and stealing $60 in cash, two tins of tuna, two Big Franks, a tin of corned beef and 50 packets of wrappers belonging to Chelston Byer.

The store owner, who usually gives Cherubin odd jobs as well as money and food, locked his business on July 25, but discovered the items missing when he returned the following day.

Police were called in and Cherubin was arrested. He subsequently admitted to the crime.

However, none of the stolen items was recovered.

“The man Byer, he was helping me out for true. . . but at one point he stopped because nothing was not stirring. The bills were coming . . . and things just got a little desperate. I know what I did was wrong and if Mr Byer was here I would apologize to him. I asking for little mercy,” the accused man said.

The acting magistrate heard his plea and advised him to stay out of trouble before letting him go.

13 Responses to Have mercy!

  1. Horace Boyce
    Horace Boyce September 5, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    Meanwhile Mr Byer is at a loss

  2. Gilaine Hippolyte
    Gilaine Hippolyte September 5, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    But who is 43

  3. Felicia Corbin
    Felicia Corbin September 5, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Bite the hand that feed him

  4. Joy Waldron
    Joy Waldron September 5, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    Why these reporter’s don’t get ppl right age tho… 43 what…. no no no that’s a miss print

  5. Deva-Alexandra DeBeauvois
    Deva-Alexandra DeBeauvois September 5, 2017 at 1:09 pm


  6. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce September 5, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    He will reoffend again.

  7. Denise Blackman
    Denise Blackman September 5, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    43 yrs.. seriously!!…43+30 is what???

  8. Sheriann Toney
    Sheriann Toney September 5, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    Caroline Leon

  9. Valerie Hoyte
    Valerie Hoyte September 5, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    You don’t rob the hand who feeds you

  10. Juliet Marshall
    Juliet Marshall September 5, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    Dear Mr/ Mrs Barbados Today. I have mentioned it once before, now I am begging and pleading with you, please get the people’s age right. Thanking you in advance. Signed Juliet Marshall.


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