Lime thief gets three months
Troy Benjamin was yesterday ordered to spend the next three months in the Camp Street prison by Magistrate Geeta Chandan-Edmond for the offence of simple larceny.
The accused, who did not provide the court with his address and date of birth, was unrepresented.
According to police prosecutor Corporal James Garnett, on September 22, last, at Bourda Market, the defendant stole one bag of limes worth $3,000 – the property of Sewdossie Jagmohan.
Upon discovering that the items were missing, Jagmohan reported the matter to the police and following investigations Benjamin was arrested and charged.
When he appeared in court on September 30, he was remanded after he pleaded not guilty.
Prior to his sentencing yesterday, Benjamin was given a chance to cross-examine the main witness, Constable Trent Holder. Surprisingly, the defendant admitted to the Magistrate that the evidence which was given against him was true.
He was then sentenced.