A 49-year-old man, who admitted to robbing four people, will spend the next 36 months at HMP Dodds.
Dennis Anderson Holder, of no fixed place of abode, pleaded guilty before Magistrate Douglas Frederick to entering the home of Karen Arthur as a trespasser on May 30 and stealing $1,500 cash, an $800 bracelet, a $5 pair of earrings, a $1,000 chain and pendant and a $1,000 watch.
On June 4, he burglarized Natasha Maylan’s home and stole US$550 and £140.
He then took a break from his criminal enterprise for almost two months before allegedly robbing Gina Chieffo-Mazzarelli at knife-point on August 18 of a $500 wristlet, a $400 pair of sunglasses, a $20 key card, US $43 and BDS $1,005.14.
A day later he robbed Kerry Thorne of a $135 cellular phone, an $810 digital camera and $20 in cash.
The visitor, who is in the country on a student visa, was walking near the junction of Rendezvous with Amity Lodge with another foreign student on August 19 when Holder suddenly grabbed her handbag and escaped with her belongings.
Today, Holder apologized for his actions after Station Sergeant Neville Reid outlined the offences.
“I apologize for what I did. I am sorry for what happened as a result of using drugs I have no control,” he said.
In response, Frederick told Holder: “I have to put you out of commission . . . because you are becoming violent.”
However, Holder denied that was the case.
“I admit that I snatched the woman’s [Gina Chieffo-Mazzarelli] bag but I did not have no knife,” he maintained.