24 months jail for intruder who fell asleep during robbery

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An intruder was today jailed for 24 months after he broke into a Charlestown, Georgetown home, removed a quantity of household appliances and decided to take a nap in the owner’s bed.

Paul Narine in Green and his alleged accomplice Ishwan Singh

Forty-eight-year-old, Paul Narine admitted to the allegation and had no valid explanation as to why he was found asleep in the bed of Onica Standford on July 8, 2018.

He along with his alleged accomplice Ishwan Singh, were also charged for stealing two gas cylinders, one radio, one electric bottle, a fan and a DVD player with a total value of $51,000.

Police Prosecutor Quinn Harris told the Court that Narine and Singh entered the woman’s premises. However, when she returned, she found Narine asleep in her bed wearing her mother’s sneakers and her house ransacked with the items mentioned in the charge missing.

The Police were called and the man was arrested.

Singh was picked up after residents reported seeing the two with the gas cylinders. Singh of Albouystown, Georgetown is however denying the allegation and received bailed in the sum of $70,000.

He is expected to return to court on July 30.

Narine was jailed by City Magistrate Judy Latchman for 24 months.

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