A 43-year-old man, who pleaded guilty to breaking into the Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s cafeteria with intent to steal, was yesteday ordered to spend the next six months in jail.
The crime was committed by Michael Alexander Holder, of no fixed place of abode, sometime between last Sunday night and Monday morning.
Yesterday, the court heard that when the complainants, who are currently leasing the cafeteria from the QEH, left the building around 10 p.m. Sunday, everything was secured and in tact.
However, when they arrived for work around 5.15 a.m. on Monday morning, they noticed that the cash register was missing. A further check was made and the cash register was discovered on the ground broken. The entrance door to the eatery had also been pried open, which led the complainants to report the matter to police, whose investigations led then to Holder.
The man, who has a mental history, was subsequently arrested and charged.
Yesterday, he was not represented by legal counsel.