A man who was recently released from prison after serving time for a break and entry charge was yesterday sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment for the same offence.
Forty-one-year-old Jamal David pleaded guilty to the charge which stated that on August 18 at Church Street, Georgetown, he broke and entered the home of Ronell Franklyn and stole $225,000 in cash and other valuables valued at $382,000, all property of Franklyn.
Facts presented by Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh stated that on the day in question at around 15:00 hrs, Franklyn secured her home and went to church. However, upon her return at around 17:00 hrs, she observed that her front door was open. A check revealed that cash and several articles were missing.
The court heard that, with her neighbours’ assistance, she was able to view CCTV footage and the defendant was seen entering her home. He was then apprehended by public-spirited persons and handed over to the police.
When told of the offence, he admitted and was therefore charged.