Sunday 17 February, 2019

Homeless men rack up $5,000 theft bill

Within five days, two homeless men stole over $5000 worth of items after breaking into two businesses. Included in the list of stolen items was a remote control, a case of chicken wings, a CCTV monitor, a bottle of petroleum gas and alcoholic beverages.

The actions of Richard Ricardo Jordan, 47 and Damien Shamar Griffith, 27 led them to the District "A" Magistrates' Court yesterday. They then left that Bridgetown Court and headed to HMP Dodds where they will spend the next two years and nine months. 

Both pleaded guilty to a total of five theft related charges when they appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant.

The two admitted entering the offices of Power by Four between September 28 and 29 and stealing one bag, a remote control and drinks, all worth $606.

Between September 24 and 25, Jordan went into the same office and this time took a jacket, three tee-shirts, two bags and one paddle tennis racket; a total of $521.

A cellphone and charger worth $430 were also stolen when Griffith went back to Power by Four on his own on September 29.

The duo also entered De House Grill and Bar between September 24 and 25 and stole four bottles of Brandy, three bottles of whiskey, 24 bottles of rum, 16 bottles of Magnum Tonic, six bottles of beer, 106 bottles of Guinness, 15 Powerades, 20 bottles of water, eight bottles of soft drinks, 14 cases of empty bottles and one Banks cooler bag. These beverages cost a total of $2,748.50.

Again between September 27 and 29, Jordan targeted De House Grill and Bar and added food and gas to his list. He took a bottle of petroleum gas, one case of chicken wings, a tent and two cases of beer, totalling $1015.

 

 

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