Repeat offender Kenneth Brathwaite has yet to retire from his life of crime at the ripe age of 62.
The landscaper, who lives at 5th Avenue, New Orleans, St Michael, was sentenced to two years behind bars for stealing 17 sheet sets worth $1,501. 82 at Massy Stores Home on March 13.
He was also ordered to serve an additional 12 months at Dodds for stealing an electrical planner valued at $348.56 from Carters and Company Limited on November 25, 2014.
Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant imposed the sentences after Brathwaite – who is well known to the court and was caught on CCTV footage committing the acts – pleaded guilty to the charges as well as to the theft of two boxes of chewing gum worth $260; corn curls worth $12 and two packs of chips worth $24 from Dollar Wise Inc on March 21.
Brathwaite also admitted to stealing a $25 cologne from Beauty Supplies on January 24; $78 laundry detergent and a $48 box of sweets from Dollar Wise Inc on March 13; and six mats worth $279 from Abubarker Bhana on December 13, 2017.
On March 19 this year, he also walked into Courts Barbados, located at St George Street, St Michael, and stole two flat screen televisions worth $799.98.
According to Sergeant Cameron Gibbons, Brathwaite went into the store, put the items in a black plastic bag and boldly walked out. A security guard gave chase but was unable to apprehend Brathwaite who fled the scene on a bicycle.
“I have a drug problem and I come clean because I intend to stop taking what is not mine,” Brathwaite said as he asked the magistrate for help with his drug and alcohol addiction.
“I am willing to change. I am asking you for help,” he added.
However, the magistrate told Brathwaite that despite his history and age he continued to commit “bold and brazen acts”.
She then imposed the sentences, which will run concurrently, and ordered that he undergo drug rehabilitation while at the St Philip penal institution.