A man who was recently released from prison after serving a two-year sentence for burglary was today slapped with three similar charges and sentenced to one year in prison for one admitted offence.
Fifty-nine-year-old Aubrey Price of Princes Street, Lodge appeared before Principal Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts where he was slapped with three charges.
The first charge stated that between June 11, 2019 and June 12, 2019 at Princes Street, Lodge, Georgetown, he broke and entered the storage bond of Sharon Nurse and stole four cases of Banks beer bottles valued at $36,000.
It was further alleged that on February 15, 2019 at Princes Street, Lodge, Georgetown, he broke and entered the dwelling-house of Marsha Blair and stole a tablet valued at $40,000, two televisions valued at $216,000, a phone valued at $30,000, one laptop valued at $100,000, and a gas cylinder valued at $6,000.
The last charge stated that on March 15, 2019 at Princes Street, Lodge, Georgetown, he broke into the dwelling-house of Marsha Blair and stole one gas cylinder valued at $6,000.
Price pleaded not guilty to the first two charges and guilty with explanation to the last charge.
In his explanation, he said, “The woman house get a storage bond and the storage bond is always open so I decided to go in and remove the gas cylinder.”
Facts presented by Police Prosecutor Shellon Daniels stated that on March 15, 2019 at around 07:00 AM, the woman secured her home with the gas cylinder inside and left for work.
On her return home at around 4:00 PM, she discovered the door open and upon checking she observed the gas cylinder missing.
The woman then went and reported the matter to the East La Penitence Police Station. The matter was then investigated and on June 15 Price was arrested and, when he was told of the offence, he admitted to it. Hence, he was charged.
The magistrate, after listening to the facts, sentenced Price to one year in prison. The value of the gas cylinder and the fact that Price was sentenced before for committing similar offences were cited as grounds during the magistrate’s sentencing.
Price was also instructed to make his next court appearance on June 24 for the other two charges.