Teens remanded on theft, burglary charges
Six teenage boys, who pleaded guilty to a number of burglary and theft related charges yesterday, were remanded to the Government Industrial School; while the sole 16-year-old also involved in the illegal acts was sent to HMP Dodds.
The seven teens, aged 13 to 16 years old, admitted to the charges which occurred between May 21 and June 16.
One such charge included entering the 'Official residence of the Chief Justice of Barbados' as trespassers with intent to steal - three out of the seven teens charged with this offence pleaded guilty.
The same three, including the 16-year-old, admitted entering Charles Carrington's house as trespassers and stealing on tablet, $275 in money, three cellphones, one bottle of wine, a stove lighter, a bottle of after shave, one cork screw opener; a total value of $915.
Five pleaded guilty to damaging two billboards belonging to Barbados Amateur Swimming Association - the items worth $4,230 in total.
The other charges included breaking into ABC Fitness Studio Incorporated as trespassers and stealing 18 Monster drinks, ten bottles of water, five protein shakes, six Celsius, three packs of popcorn, four protein bars, one pair of leggings, one bottle of protein powder, five wrist bands, six packs of protein powder, seven packs of nuts, two bottle shakers; all totaling $683 and belonging to Kenneth Griffith- four of the teens admitted to this offence.
ABC Fitness Studio was burglarised a second time and $2,596. 25 worth of items was taken. Those items included 24 bottles of Cran-water, 38 bottles of Sparkling Ice, 22 bottles of Celcius Energy Drink, 10 cans of Pure Protein Shakes, 5 cans of Premier Protein shakes, 5 packets of mixed Fruit and Nut snacks and a Life Cycle Display Panel- six of the teens pleaded guilty to this offence.
After the prosecutor, Sargeant Cameron Gibbons objected to bail they were remanded. They appeared in the District "A" Magistrates' Court before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant and are set to reappear on July 17 to be sentenced.