Trevor Viville, 42, of Boetica, who resides on River Bank Roseau, was jailed for seven months after he pleaded guilty to stealing items worth $506 at Computer Internet Solutions on 54 Old Street in Roseau.
Viville appeared in court on Tuesday.
Reports are that the owner of the establishment, Kerry George, secured his business place but returned to see a window partially opened. Upon investigating he realized that a number of items were missing and the police were called.
A review of the store’s surveillance camera revealed Viville, who did odd jobs for George, using a long hook to steal items from the store.
“Officer, I don’t know what you are talking about,” Viville said when approached by police.
But seeing the odds stacked against him in court Viville said, “have mercy on me” and pleaded guilty.
Chief Magistrate Evelina Baptiste reminded him of his string of convictions spanning ten years and said the business community was fed up with his behavior. She sent him to the slammer for seven months.
Meanwhile Randolph “Randy” Edwards has three years in prison to think of his illegal behavior.
He was given that sentence for stealing spare parts worth $690 from McMillan in Roseau .
In court, Edwards said he was forced to steal because he was not working and had children to send to school. He also blamed drugs and alcohol for his behavior. “I have no excuses for my behavior,” he told the court. “I need help. I am on drugs and alcohol.”
But his plea fell on deaf ears and he was told he was going to spend the next three years in jail.
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