Mall thief gets one year at Dodds

A 49-year-old St Michael man began a one-year sentence at HMP Dodds today for burglarizing the Massy Dome Mall and stealing two blowers and a weed whacker.

When Owen Gilbert Skeete of Block 13C, Down Hill Drive, Eden Lodge appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant today, he admitted to entering a generator room at the Warrens, St Michael shopping complex sometime between October 6 and 7 as a trespasser.

The garden equipment, which totalled $3,700, belonged to Bret Hill.

“I want a chance to pay back for the blower,” Skeete, who is known for committing such offences, and was recently released from prison, told the magistrate.

However, the one-year prison term was imposed instead, while a restitution order was granted for Hill to receive the recovered equipment.

8 Responses to Mall thief gets one year at Dodds

  1. Richard Braithwaite
    Richard Braithwaite October 13, 2017 at 4:21 am

    Prisons not working for this man..!
    How much more room is there in Dods ?
    Get him doing community service ?
    Isn’t that better value for the, Taxpayer ?
    Only asking…..what say you ..!

  2. Lennox Hewitt
    Lennox Hewitt October 13, 2017 at 6:00 am

    No lock he up community service too easy i see men daily doing community service and there freedom n cut so lock up is to cut yur freedom community service do few hours a day n go so yes i for d lock up .

    • Elaine Vanhuis
      Elaine Vanhuis October 13, 2017 at 10:30 am

      It is not about just doing a few hours a day and then going, it is about being directed by someone who see the innate value in the individuals lives and play the music that each one of them will respond to. Everyone of us respond to a chord. Loving compassion being the most effective one.

  3. Kaiser Sose
    Kaiser Sose October 13, 2017 at 6:51 am

    So that means illegal guns and ammunition convictions carry 25 yrs to life right CUFFY and company right.
    Heaven forbid a native steals from our mall we must make sure such things are not seen. Our white tourist must not know we have thief pun weh island.
    Y’all magistrates are the most ignorant biased stuuppes of all time.
    You should have given him 250 hours of community service and a 6 to 6 curfew with an ankle monitoring device! cleaning up bridge town. Dont the capital have a garbage and trash problem.
    Nuanced sentencing saves the island room and board and feeding him for a year, a nonviolent offense should not be a incarceration result.
    With community service you access a free work force my bad that would require you magistrates to do your job and extra paper work huh. When disposeable givermental income is stretched you allare you all practising fraud waste and abuse in the criminal justice system.
    Hey BIM you need a ballot measure requiring all magistrates have to be elected every yrs.
    This would hold them accountable to you the people.

    • hcalndre October 13, 2017 at 9:53 am

      Kaiser Sose; I always said the these Magistrates and Judges should be elected with term limits and not selected by their friends for life.

  4. Adrian Allison
    Adrian Allison October 13, 2017 at 7:17 am

    The judicial system in this country is nothing more than a joke lacking humour.
    Imagine a mall thief getting a year in jail while a van driver doing nonsense on the road costing a young lady her arm only gets his license suspended and a fine.
    If you had doubts before that justice is blind then here it’s confirmed not only that but dumb as well.

  5. Carlson Pascal
    Carlson Pascal October 13, 2017 at 8:21 am


  6. Elaine Vanhuis
    Elaine Vanhuis October 13, 2017 at 10:28 am

    Barbados need an organize program that will help people such as this guy to see they erring ways, putting them in dodds and giving shelter and free food at tax payer cost is not the solution. Barbados need an organize compensatory program. One that is compassionately run, one that sees the value in the offender and work to create change. After all a train off the tract is still a train. Many times LOVE can speak to most hearts. We would be surprise at how many around us exist without knowing that someone cares. I am speaking from experience, growing up in Barbados.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *