A man, who told the court that he stole several items from an apartment because the door was open, is on remand pending sentencing.

30-year-old Christopher Gonsalves, of Independence Boulevard, Albouystown, was today remanded pending sentencing for a break and enter and larceny charge.

The man was brought before Principal Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts where he pleaded guilty to the charge. He admitted that on January 21, at Camp Street, Werk-en-Rust, he broke into the apartment of Otas Iobahan, and stole several articles including laptops, chargers, cell phones, personal documents, flash drives, and haversacks, property of Iobahan and Shanette Daly.

He told the court that he walked into the apartment and removed the items because he was under the influence. Further, he said that the door was open.

According to the police, the man entered the apartment after the owner had closed it and removed the articles mentioned. Police said that the man was awoken by his girlfriend at about 3am and informed that someone had broken into the place. Upon making checks they discovered that the items were missing.

The matter was reported and Gonsalves was later arrested following information that the police received. He admitted to the crime and the man was presented with some of the stolen items this morning.

The Magistrate remanded Gonsalves while awaiting a probation report for sentencing. The matter will be called again on February 28.


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