A 44-year-old man, who breached a court-imposed bond by burglarizing a home, will spend the next six months behind bars.
Magistrate Ian Weekes had imposed the bond on Anderson DaCosta Greaves, of Worrell’s Road, Belleplaine, St Andrew, back in May. However, it was only triggered today after Greaves admitted to entering Victor Alleyne’s home as a trespasser, sometime between October 23 and 25, and stealing three bottles of cologne worth $300, three watches worth $200 and a $1 packet of juice.
The prosecutor told the court that Alleyne, who is currently hospitalized, had left a caretaker to secure his home. However, it was later discovered that the home was burglarized and that Greaves was selling some of the items.
“I [was] hungry and no work coming in,” the accused labourer told the magistrate.
He also explained that Alleyne was in the habit of feeding him, and although he was not home on the day in question, “there was a window opened and I get mislead by the open window”.
Today, Greaves also pleaded guilty to having cannabis in his possession on October 28.
The magistrate sentenced him to three, six-month terms in prison. He was also ordered to spend another six months in jail after he was unable to pay the forthwith fine of $1,000 for breaching his bond.
However, his sentences will all run concurrently.