Employee steals Listerine and five bottles of lotion from supermarket

A 42-year-old merchandiser, who stole $105 worth of items, must be on his best behaviour for the next three months if he wants to keep his criminal record clean.

Roland Timothy Howell, of Lot 15, Breezy Hill, Halton Terrace, St Philip, today pleaded guilty to stealing five bottles of lotion worth $90 and a $15 bottle of Listerine, belonging to Savings Plus Supermarkets Inc on
November 22.

Howell was employed as a merchandiser at the My Lords Hill establishment. He was carrying out his regular duties on the day when officials were informed that someone was stealing. A review of the CCTV footage showed Howell taking the items, placing them in a bag and leaving the supermarket. He was later intercepted by police along Pine Road.

“Mr Howell has found himself in a desperate situation. He is the father of three and is the sole breadwinner in his household as his wife is unable to work because of a condition. He is sorry for what he did, he knows it was wrong but he was in a desperate situation. This is no excuse for committing the act, but I am asking the court to understand his position and be lenient on him,” attorney-at-law Kevin Miller said on his client’s behalf, while pointing out that Howell had already lost his job.

“He is already paying for his deed,” Miller stressed, also noting that the items had been recovered, and it was Howell’s first time before the court.

However, if he breaches his three-month bond, he will have to pay $750 forthwith to the court or spend six weeks at Dodds.

22 Responses to Employee steals Listerine and five bottles of lotion from supermarket

  1. Jai Khan
    Jai Khan November 24, 2017 at 12:09 am

    Look this lawyer got to be a joker..the man steal lotion and Listerine and hear de lawyer…”Mr Howell has found himself in a desperate situation. He is the father of three and is the sole breadwinner in his household as his wife is unable to work because of a condition”
    What was he planning to do??
    Make lotion milk shakes for the family??
    Nonsense..

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    • Joan Crawford
      Joan Crawford November 24, 2017 at 12:58 am

      Jai you are simply lost.

      Reply
    • Jai Khan
      Jai Khan November 24, 2017 at 7:44 am

      The only loss here Joan Crawford is his reputation and character and his job. Stupid decisions lead to stupid outcomes

      Reply
    • Jai Khan
      Jai Khan November 24, 2017 at 8:14 am

      The only loss here Joan Crawford is his reputation and character and his job. Stupid decisions lead to stupid outcomes.
      If I’m so lost, why isn’t your name in a headline for stealing. You have too much sense for that

      Reply
  2. Dawn Peters
    Dawn Peters November 24, 2017 at 12:33 am

    True something of worth d belly or something

    Reply
  3. Diane Dias
    Diane Dias November 24, 2017 at 1:01 am

    And being the sole breadwinner , he now has no job. SMH…you would’ve thought he would try to hold onto that job , not sabotage it….

    Reply
  4. Sharon Woolley
    Sharon Woolley November 24, 2017 at 1:14 am

    He’s desperate for his breath to smell fresh ?? If your going to thieve at least get food for your family

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  5. Sisleen Greene November 24, 2017 at 1:42 am

    Do not condemn the brother since we are not walking in his shoes.I am not saying that stealing is right but have some empathy, things are really rough for some families.

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    • Belfast November 24, 2017 at 4:35 pm

      Amen Sister!

      Reply
  6. Mhizz FirstLady
    Mhizz FirstLady November 24, 2017 at 2:00 am

    Shameful..

    Reply
  7. Sheldine Dyall
    Sheldine Dyall November 24, 2017 at 2:47 am

    Why he didn’t steal food

    Reply
  8. Kaiser Sose
    Kaiser Sose November 24, 2017 at 7:54 am

    I guess hi wan hi breath to smell good wen hi chossel massage hi wid di lotion aye yaye yaye.

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  9. Miche November 24, 2017 at 8:23 am

    There is Never a Justifiable reason for wrong doing,,,,,,Hunger,starvation,,not working,,These things should never be reason enough to steal,,, Remember …..I have never seen the righteous forsaken,or his seed begging bread.

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  10. Ãmen Hotep
    Ãmen Hotep November 24, 2017 at 8:35 am

    Pay the employee more money nuh.lol

    Reply
  11. Pullhead Davis
    Pullhead Davis November 24, 2017 at 10:03 am

    Six strokes with a bull whip for him 300 lb bodybuilder will administer the strokes

    Reply
  12. Ras Small
    Ras Small November 24, 2017 at 11:38 am

    Majority ah comments towards dis man misdeed is why wunna can keep wunna bible/church’s & religions.

    Reply
  13. Ziggy Blessed
    Ziggy Blessed November 24, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    Idk…..If you can afford a lawyer you can’t be that brek ( unless someone sort it out or he/she pro bono)

    Reply
  14. Ossie Moore November 24, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    Look Howell if you want to look and smell good in de people place of your employment why did’nt yuh ask a question to de manager and ask e if he would allow you the have toiletries on a pay later plan. That would be an asset to his business and your business. Get me?

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  15. Anfaani Henry
    Anfaani Henry November 24, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    She will be fresh and clean

    Reply
  16. Carlson Pascal
    Carlson Pascal November 24, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    Cuddear….he mussy did need de Listerine.

    Reply
  17. Cecilia Millar
    Cecilia Millar November 24, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    Yoho give me a call on my cell

    Reply
  18. Adrian Mapp
    Adrian Mapp November 24, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    Dat ain’t nuffing to get lock up fuh. Give de man probation

    Reply

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