A 49-year-old St Michael man began a one-year sentence at HMP Dodds today for burglarizing the Massy Dome Mall and stealing two blowers and a weed whacker.
When Owen Gilbert Skeete of Block 13C, Down Hill Drive, Eden Lodge appeared before Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant today, he admitted to entering a generator room at the Warrens, St Michael shopping complex sometime between October 6 and 7 as a trespasser.
The garden equipment, which totalled $3,700, belonged to Bret Hill.
“I want a chance to pay back for the blower,” Skeete, who is known for committing such offences, and was recently released from prison, told the magistrate.
However, the one-year prison term was imposed instead, while a restitution order was granted for Hill to receive the recovered equipment.