“ He owed me $21,000 and everyday he telling me come today, come tomorrow, so I decided to climb through the chimney and steal the stuff,” were the words of a man who admitted to a break and enter and larceny charge.

Victor Munian, a cleaner of Campbellville, Georgetown, appeared before Principal Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.

Munian pleaded guilty with explanation to the charge which stated that on February 1, 2020, at Sheriff Street, Georgetown, he broke and entered the food shop of Deon Dudnaught and stole two gas bottles valued $23,000, a quantity of food stuff valued $35,000 and $9,000 cash.

Facts presented by Police Prosecutor Quinn Harris, stated that the victim and the accused are known to each other since the victim would normally give him food to eat. The court heard on the day in question, at around 16:30 hrs, the victim secured is business place and went away. However, at around 17:30 hrs when he returned, he noticed his business place was broken into and the articles mentioned in the charge missing. The matter was then reported to the station and ranks, upon viewing CCTV footage saw the defendant entering the building through the chimney and leaving with the articles. Further investigation was carried out and the defendant was arrested and charged for the offence.
Munian, in addressing the court stated,” I had access to the building and he owed me money so I do what I had to do. I am sorry.”

The Magistrate, after listening to both sides, remanded Munian to prison until tomorrow for sentencing.


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