Last weekend 24-year-old Jim Ron Fenty crept into the house of an unsuspecting family and robbed them of several possessions.
Today, the Block 20B Downhill Drive, Eden Lodge, St Michael resident began serving a two-year sentence for that crime.
Fenty entered Jossett Williams’ home in the wee hours between March 15 and 16. Among his bounty were three watches, four bags, three purses, a Barbados passport and identification card, a cellular phone, BDS$1,500, US$60 and CND$40 cash and a bottle of whiskey.
Police Constable Kenmore Phillips told the District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court that Williams secured her home and went to bed but was jolted from her slumber around 3:30 a.m. by a noise from the bedroom. She noticed a man running from the bedroom and raised the alarm by waking her nephew. They went to investigate only to realise that the house had been burglarised.
A check of their CCTV footage revealed a man with his face covered taking the items. The matter was reported and police began investigations.
However, it was Fenty who contacted the police informing them that he had received information that they were searching for him. He was subsequently taken into custody but denied committing the offence.
That was not the case today.
“I am sorry, my girlfriend is two months pregnant. I went into the woman’s house and stole the items,” Fenty who is known for committing similar offences told Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant before the sentence was imposed.