A middle-aged man, Elliott Orlando Blackett, is currently on remand at Dodds awaiting his fate in connection with several burglary offences.
The 63-year-old, of no fixed place of abode, will reappear before Acting Magistrate Krystal Delaney on Thursday for sentencing.
When Blackett appeared before the District ‘A’ Traffic Court, he pleaded guilty to breaking and entering into Neil’s Bistro several times and stealing a variety of items from owner Neil Pickering.
The convict, who is known to the law courts, admitted to trespassing on the establishment on July 3 and stealing grocery items including 14 cuts of steak, six packets of shrimp, 25 pieces of chicken, 12 boxes of heavy cream, a half bag of potatoes, eight bottles of juice, and various quantities of asparagus, carrots, broccoli and zucchini.
Between August 22 and 23, he stole a box of fish and sweet potatoes while during the period of September 21 to 25 he made away with a case of ketchup, pasta, garbage bags, assorted hand towel rolls, a bottle of spray, two bottles of oil and 20 bottles of juice.
He returned on October 1 and stole nine packets of chicken and five bottles of juice. The items were over $1 000 in value.
Blackett also did not spare The Girls Guides Association when he entered that building between September 27 and 28 and stole a thermometer gun, a bottle of coffee, a bag of sugar, a box of tea bags and two boxes of milk belonging to David Waithe. The items were worth $199.
Police Constable Ralph Rollock, who represents the Crown, will outline the facts of Blackett’s crimes at his next court hearing.