A homeless man was on Monday jailed for one month by Magistrate Annet Singh after he pleaded guilty to a simple larceny charge, which alleged that he used trickery to steal items including a pack of soap powder and 24 toothbrushes.
Roy Singh, a labourer, accepted the charge which stated that on January 2 at America and London Streets, he stole a pack of soap powder, two hair cutting machines and 24 tooth brushes valued at a total of $7,500 from the stall belonging to Christine Dookie.
According to Police Prosecutor Adduni Innis, on the day in question the defendant approached the Virtual Complainant telling her that he was sent to collect bags from her. The woman then left her stall to go enquire from her husband whether he had sent the man for the items he requested.
During her absence, the defendant reportedly made off with the items. A report was made and when the Police arrested the defendant, he initially denied the allegation telling Police that he empties garbage for a living. Nevertheless, he was sentenced to serve one month in prison.