Two men, each with an apparent sweet tooth, were sentenced to time in prison for stealing from one of the local supermarket chains on separate occasions.
Ryan O’Neal Pilgrim, of Inch Marlow, Christ Church, pleaded guilty to stealing two bottles of honey worth $51.98 belonging to Massy Supermarket on September 23.
The 41-year-old fisherman was observed taking the items from the shelf of the Worthing, Christ Church branch by a security guard. He then walked around for a bit and subsequently tried to exit the supermarket but was stopped. One bottle was found in his waist while the other was in his pocket.
“That day I had in a lot of alcohol . . . I want some help,” Pilgrim said as he admitted before Magistrate Douglas Frederick to having “a drinking” and drug problem.
Pilgrim who is known to the law courts will spend six months in prison for his crime.
Meantime 25-year-old Henderson Ricardo Austin, of Apt E, Clapham Drive, Christ Church was sentenced to three months in prison for stealing a chocolate from the same Massy branch on September 22.
Austin entered the supermarket and was seen putting one brand of chocolate in his pocket while walking to the cashier and paying for another brand of chocolate and a loaf of bread. He then walked out but returned sometime later and repeated his actions but was stopped when he again tried to leave without paying.
The prosecutor said Austin is known for committing theft-related offences.