Kleptomaniac jailed again
A 26-year-old Cumberland, East Canje Berbice resident who has a penchant for other people’s property, was on Thursday sentenced to one year in jail by Magistrate Adela Nagamootoo when he appeared before her at the New Amsterdam Court and pleaded guilty to the charge of break and enter and larceny.
The prosecutor told the court that on Saturday July 7 at Main Street, Cumberland, Gordon Rawlins, who was recently released from prison, broke and entered the kitchen of Khemraj Chaitram and stole one bag, a hammock and a cup, all to the value of $14,000.
The man had secured his premises with the items intact and went to bed. The next morning when he awoke he noticed that his kitchen had been broken into and the items were missing. A report was made to the police and acting upon information the accused was caught redhanded with the items in his possession at a house nearby.
The accused, who was described as a kleptomaniac, was recently before the court on similar charges. The court was told that he has a number of other matters pending in court.