“Before I plead guilty let me tell you what happened. I did not break the place, the place been done bruck so I just took the stuff. Matter of fact the man get back he stuff,” were the words of a man who pleaded guilty to a break and enter and larceny charge.

Thirty-year-old Leonard Shaw, of Princess Street, Georgetown, appeared before Senior Magistrate Dylon Bess in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.

He pleaded guilty with explanation to the charge which stated that between November 12 and November 13, 2019, at Charlotte and Alexander Streets, Georgetown, he broke and entered the dwelling house of David Coats and stole a toilet bowl valued $27,000 and a receiver sink valued $15,000.

Facts presented by Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh stated that on November 12, the victim secured his home and went to bed.

However, the following morning he was awakened by a loud noise. Upon checking, he saw the defendant leaving his house with the articles mentioned in the charge.

This prompted Coats to report the matter and Shaw was arrested, hence charged for the offence.

The Magistrate, in sentencing Shaw, took into consideration the fact that he pleaded guilty on his first appearance and did not waste the court’s time.

Hence, he was sentenced to nine months behind bars.


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