A 15-year-old boy was remanded to the Government Industrial School Wednesday after confessing to 14 counts of burglary.
The Christ Church teen who reportedly does not attend school frequently, told Magistrate Elwood Watts in the Oistins’ Magistrates’ Court that he was guilty of entering the home of William Prescott twice – once between May 11 and 12, and stealing $900 in cash and two cellular phones worth $900, and then again between May 13 and 19, stealing $900.
He also pleaded guilty to entering, as a trespasser: the home of Roslyn Rock on June 2 and stealing $4,790 in cash and two rings worth $2,800; the home of Maurice Powlett between May 22 and 23 and stealing US$73; the home of Wendy Davis on May 26 and stealing a television fire stick, $400 in cash and two watches worth $800; and the home of Lyle Sealy on May 25 and stealing a game console worth $2,400 and a game disc worth $180 belonging to the homeowner, as well as a belt buckle worth $85 and a backpack worth $50 belonging to Andrew Grant.
The boy further admitted to trespassing into the home of Marie Johnson on May 24 and getting away with a watch and bracelet set worth $500 and a $200 ring, as well as going into the home of Diana Thompson on May 4 and stealing a Kindle worth $300, two pairs of shoes worth $1,000, a Barbados passport and a watch set.
The secondary school student also admitted to entering the home of Ruth Jones as a trespasser on May 15 and stealing a watch, and also pleaded guilty to loitering at Carters Gap, Christ Church with cause to suspect he was about to commit burglary.
On March 31 2017, he entered the home of Sonia Alleyne as a trespasser with intent to commit theft.
The teen also burglarized the home of Lawrence Lavia on June 1, making away with a camcorder worth $850, a cellular phone worth $320, a necklace worth $120 and US$160.
The young man also pleaded guilty to entering the home of Charles Lowe and stealing $200 on May 17 and, two days later, breaking into the home of Asquith Yard and stealing a chain worth $300, three rings worth $1,400, a PlayStation console worth $500, two remote controls worth $185 and a $500 pair of shoes.
In most of the cases, the teenager entered the houses after either removing the netting on windows and climbing into the residences, or putting blocks under windows to gain access.
His fingerprints were found at the houses.
The teenager’s lawyer, Mohia Ma’at, requested that a pre-sentencing report be compiled on his client as well as a physiological report.
Magistrate Watts agreed and remanded the young man in the meantime.
He will return to the Oistins Magistrates’ Court on August 9 when the reports are expected to be ready in preparation for sentencing.
The case is being prosecuted by Station Sergeant Rudolph Burnett.