A 50-year-old man has been sentenced to 18 months behind bars for theft and another 18 months to run concurrently for assault.
Andrew Delisle Carmichael of Block 10 Princess Royal, Pine, St Michael today pleaded guilty to stealing seven tins of luncheon meat worth $37.31 from Channel Enterprises.
Carmichael also pleaded guilty to assaulting Anthony Alleyne, a security guard, in the execution of his duties.
The court heard today that Carmichael entered Channel Enterprises on June 19 with a white plastic bag in his hand not realizing that he was being monitored by the security guard as he made his way to the aisle where the luncheon meat was located.
Alleyne said Carmichael then took several tins of luncheon meat and placed them in the white bag before walking past the cashier without paying.
He was stopped and apprehended by Alleyne. However, Carmichael, who was taken to the supermarket’s lunchroom, reportedly pushed the security guard in his chest before running off.
He was again apprehended and handed over to police.