“LIAT” goes to jail

Forty year-old Curtis “LIAT” Angol of Grand Bay received a six month jail sentence on Monday (July 9, 2012) from Chief Magistrate Evalina Baptiste, after he opted for a summary trial on a charge of “receiving stolen goods.”

Angol received jewelry items totalling EC$1,161.00 which was stolen from the home of Rennila Caprice in Wall House.

She had left her home secured and on her return on June 7th, 2012 saw a man living there.

It was later found out that most of her jewelry items she had left at her home were missing.

A report was made to the police and acting on a tip off, the officers  executed a search warrant at the home of Angol in Grand Bay, where some items were recovered.

He also implicated a number of persons in the crime and they were also picked up by the police.

Among them, Mario Prevost aged 29 years of Mahaut, described as the mastermind behind the theft.

Prevost told the police that he had entered the house and stolen the items and then sold them to “LIAT”.

The value of the stolen jewelry amounted to EC$8,856.00.

Prevost was jailed for 18 months.

He was also last week Friday July 6, 2012 convicted on a drug offence.

He told the court that he had gone to the home to sell fish to the owner and never intended to steal from her.

Another man, Ian Adams Winston – a 40 year-old from Grand Bay who also pleaded guilty to handling stolen goods (Jewelry) totalling EC$3,523.50, was jailed for one year.

He told the police that Mario had sold the gold to him and he went to Julian’s in Roseau where he sold it for EC$600.00.

Chief Magistrate Baptiste in passing sentence on the accused stated that there was a very high prevalence of theft now in the country.

“It’s like an epidemic it’s much too high, people must be able to leave  their houses without others going and break into it and stealing their valuables,” she said.

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25 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    July 11, 2012

    Person’s seem to be missing the bigger picture,not trying to imply that the behaviours are in no way right ,but when POVERTY or HARDSHIP increases ,so does crime (most commonly theft). Alot should be concentrated on remedying these situation,hence lowering these crimes

  2. good girl
    July 10, 2012

    all i can do is shake my head

  3. Big-Bannan
    July 10, 2012

    Honestly when I saw the headline my first thought was: Well it seems we will have to take pwee-pwee to cross the waters now. lol

  4. Cut snake head
    July 10, 2012

    Miso did Julian handle stolen goods or not. Above the law I guess or the police to lazy to try to convict him… This gold for money stimulates these habits . So to stop the problem they should cut out the head . The same with the drug problem they to lazy to tackle the head of the cocain traffickers so they send the drug force in the bush to tackle the rasta with his little sacrament that he growing.

  5. watt la
    July 10, 2012

    I am sitting on the top of Morpo and wondering whether Liat and Julien did not commit the same crime. Two Grand Bay men and another man from Roseau received stolen goods but only the two men from Grand Bay that were charged and convicted. Another classic example of animosity towards Grand Bay.

  6. The Comedian
    July 10, 2012

    Liat goes to Jail… Bags fly free!

  7. Anonymous
    July 10, 2012

    LIAT GOES TO JAIL ONLY TO BE REPLACED BY ANOTHER CARRIER.

  8. En Ba La
    July 10, 2012

    DNO was the man living (like residing)there or leaving(like exiting). I promise to send you all a handbook – writers manual

    She had left her home secured and on her return on June 7th, 2012 saw a man living there.

  9. Senior Citizen
    July 10, 2012

    Great headline! Immediately catches ones attention!

  10. مسلم
    July 10, 2012

    This is no justice, the thief went into the home of this woman, masterminded the entire operation it means he is a professional. The best justice for this man was to cut his hand off for stealing, cut his wrist off! A public example should have been made of the thief so it put fear in the hearts of others and would think twice before stealing again thus dropping the rate of thief.

    Secondly, those who handled stolen goods, their sentences were okay, send them to jail for 6 months to a year.

    Lastly, cutting the hand of the thief is only for those who burgularized and stole something hidden and worth $5,000 EC and above.

  11. ITASSI
    July 10, 2012

    WHAT DID LIAT DO WITH THE 8 MILLION SKERRIT GAVE HIM?

    • my sweet dominica
      July 10, 2012

      great one . made me laugh

    • dissapointed
      July 10, 2012

      lolol good one :lol:

  12. Anonymous
    July 10, 2012

    I am happy to know that those thieves are going to jail, people can”t leave there house for a second without some one breaking in..

    What we need is a nieghbor hood watch program where the nieghbors can watch each others house while they are away.

    • (.) (.)
      July 10, 2012

      so many veyeyers in Dominica, I’m surprised they don’t have neighborhood watch yet. I bet if you bring a stranger(opposite sex) to your house to spend the night, next day your name already spread

      • Man
        July 11, 2012

        but everybody dont know what the stranger come and do then? service the pampam. nothing else

  13. Mohamed
    July 10, 2012

    well liat deadly wi even land in stocky?

    • wortless
      July 10, 2012

      lol, lol

  14. Voice From The North
    July 10, 2012

    I don’t condone “LIAT” and his accomplices for robbery. They deserve to be taught a lesson but why is it that “LIAT” and his accomplices can go to jail for (stealing handling and) receiving stolen goods and Julians go free? Haven’t they also received stolen goods?
    Jimmy Cliff “There is no justice under an unjust system” and this is a reflection of our unjust judicial system.

    • Aunty
      July 10, 2012

      That was what one of the accused men said.. Did Julians receive the stolen goods? You did not hear that statement from the Court.

      • Voice From The North
        July 10, 2012

        The court only bases its judgement on information received from witnesses, accused and police. Did the court say it sold anything to Julian. The accused men said it so why didn’t the police investigate Juliens to determine whether they had indeed received the stolen goods?

  15. LOL
    July 10, 2012

    DNO you are the best. Thank you for the laughter! You really have me laughing “LIAT” Goes to Jail. Poor LIAT. I wonder what next .

  16. Grotesque
    July 10, 2012

    Sticky Fingers!

  17. Wespay
    July 10, 2012

    Sad to hear but sadder that it is not LIAT the airline that went to jail.

  18. happy chick
    July 10, 2012

    look jokes en boy….lmao. so u thief the woman gold worth all that money and sell it for small money?

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