A 43-year-old man, who broke into the home of his friend and stole a number of amplifiers and car parts, was moments ago sentenced to two and a half years for the offence.

Selwyn Jackman called ‘Dingo’ pleaded guilty to the charge which stated that between October 28 and October 29, at Festival City, North Ruimveldt, Georgetown, he broke into the dwelling house of Andrew Richardson and stole a number of amplifiers and car parts valued at $312,000.

The unrepresented man appeared before Principal Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus in the Georgetown Magistrate’s Courts.

Police Prosecutor Garfield Edwards stated that the men are known to each other and that Jackman would spend time at the victim’s home.

Facts presented by the prosecutor stated that on October 28 last, the victim secured his home and went to work.

However, on his return the following day, he observed the articles missing.

The man then viewed CCTV footage from his home and he saw the defendant entering his home and exiting with the articles.

The matter was then reported and the defendant was arrested and charged for the offence.

The Magistrate, after listening to the facts, sentenced Jackman to two and a half years behind bars.


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