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1 month ago

Editorial Staff
1 month ago

Man fined for stealing coconuts

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By Zaya Williams

 

A man was caught stealing seven bunches of coconuts last month and now has to pay a fine to the court and also compensate the victim.

Sometime between November 14 and 25, 20-year-old Diandre Gittens of All Saints trespassed on the property of Marlon Yorks and stolen seven bunches of coconuts valued at $525.

Gittens appeared in the All Saints Magistrate’s Court earlier this week to answer to the two offences.

He admitted to Magistrate Ngaio Emanuel that he indeed committed the crimes.

As a consequence, the Magistrate imposed a fine of $700 for praedial larceny, payable within three months.

In default, Gittens could face a 14-day sentence in His Majesty’s Prison.

Additionally, Gittens was ordered to compensate Marlon Yorks with a sum of $600 for the coconut theft.

On the charge of Trespassing, he received a reprimand and discharge.

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