Andrew Joseph of Giraudel has pleaded guilty and has been fined EC$1200 to be paid immediately for the theft of a 14 inch computer monitor from Brandsmark, while Bernard Phillip of Roseau was fined $600 for handling the stolen item.
The magistrate’s court was told that a clerk from the store located in Roseau noticed that the monitor was missing from the store when she reported to work.
After reviewing the surveillance tape she and her supervisors realised that Joseph was the shoplifter.
Joseph was arrested and brought to the police station where he admitted to officers “I take the monitor; I did it for a guy from River Street.”
Police proceeded to River Street where they met with Phillip who immediately handed them the monitor.
Phillip explained to the court however that he was approached by Joseph for something to eat and some money “he said give him twenty dollars for the monitor and something to eat, so I did, I did not need the monitor. I just take it and put it there” Joseph told to Magistrate Ossie Lewis.
Phillip was told by the magistrate that he was giving him a chance since it had been quite a few years since he had had a brush with the law.
Joseph on the other hand was reminded that he was a repeat offender, and had the heavier fine slapped on him.