A vagrant, who admitted to removing a battery from a bus and selling it, was today charged for the offence.

Twenty-nine-year-old, Kumar Shaw pleaded guilty to the charge which stated that on the July 15 at Regent Street, Georgetown, he stole one battery valued $22,000 property of Kim DeSantos.

An unrepresented Shaw appeared before Senior Magistrate Leron Daly in the Georgetown Magistrate’s Courts.

Facts presented by Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh stated that on the day in question, the victim secured her minibus and went to work.

The following day, the woman returned and observed the battery compartment opened and the battery missing.

The woman then reported the matter to the police and, upon viewing CCTV footage, Shaw was seen removing the battery.

Further investigation was then carried out, hence he was arrested and charged for the offence.

A teary Shaw, in addressing the court stated, “I tek the battery and I sold it to a man but he ain’t pay me yet. Me nah want go to jail.”

The Magistrate, after listening to the facts , fined Shaw $15,000 or in default three months imprisonment.

Shaw, upon hearing that he was fined for the offence, stated, “ I rather do community service because all them police know me so I’ll come and clean the court.”


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