The thieving and trespassing habit of a 56-year-old man has been curtailed for the next six months.
That’s how long Dave Anthony Hewitt, of no fixed place of abode, will spend at HMP Dodds for trespassing on the property of Andrew Foster when he had been forbidden to do so and stealing 57 mangoes from Francis Gibbs on September 28.
Acting Station Sergeant Cameron Gibbons told Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant that the two complainants, Foster and Gibbs, reside next to each other and prior to the date of the offence Foster had forbidden Hewitt, who was carrying mangoes in a bag, from trespassing on his property.
However, Hewitt, who is known to the court for committing such offences, did not comply.
On September 28 Foster was at home when he was alerted that someone was on his premises. When he looked out he saw Hewitt, who dropped the bag of mangoes he was carrying and ran. He was pursued but Foster was only able to take photographs of Hewitt as he walked across the property of a popular supermarket chain.
The matter was reported and he was later arrested.
“I plead guilty and I ask to have a fine due to the fact that my mum is sick and I don’t want to break her heart. She is 87 years old,” the accused told the court as he pleaded for leniency.