Pizza man Troy Ryan Oneal Jordan will spend six months in prison for theft and breaching a suspended sentence.
The 46-year-old from Block 16A Silver Hill, Christ Church appeared before Chief Magistrate Ian Weekes on Tuesday and pleaded guilty to stealing two handbags belonging to Brenette Brathwaite – one on December 3 and the other on December 7 last year. Each bag was worth $150.
According to Sergeant Randolph Boyce, Brathwaite owns a business located at Mandela Plaza in The City and the two bags were on display when they were stolen. A check of the CCTV recording showed Jordan, whom she recognised as the pizza man, taking up the items. She reported the thefts to the police.
Jordan also admitted to stealing a bottle of alcohol worth $136.99 belonging to Channell Enterprises Limited on January 11 this
In that case, the court heard that an official at the establishment found a box tucked away in the supermarket and discovered it was empty. When the CCTV footage was checked, Jordan was seen removing the bottle from the box and placing it in his trousers before exiting.
Jordan told Magistrate Weekes that he wanted to repay the complainants.
The magistrate reminded him that he had been before the court in October last year and was given a six-month sentence which was suspended for 18 months.
“I beg for the mercy of the court. I would like to apologise to the court and the people that I take up the [the things],” the convicted thief said. Explaining his actions, Jordan said he was trying to recoup money he had lost in pizza sales. He said while a slice of pizza is sold for $9, his customers often would only have $6 or $7 to pay.
“Those things does add back up and I short. So I take up the whiskey to make back up, which is something stupid,” he said.
The Chief Magistrate imposed a six-month sentence for the breach of the suspended sentence. Jordan was also sentenced to six months in prison for each of the thefts, to run concurrently with the first sentence.