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Homeless man jailed for burglaries

Saturday, August 11, 2018
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A homeless Tobago man has been sentenced to two years’ in jail after appearing before the Scarborough Magistrates Court charged with breaking into three businesses in the Scarborough district between July 23 and August 2.

Roger Charles, 25, of no fixed place of abode, pleaded guilty to charges of office breaking and larceny, office breaking with intent and shop breaking with intent when he appeared before Magistrate Brian Debideen on Thursday.

Charles is accused of breaking into the TATECO Credit Union Cooperative Society Ltd office, at Wilson Road, Scarborough on July 23.

The Police Service said the accused gained entrance to the office through the ceiling and ransack the premises. He stole a blender, six cups of yogurt and two packs of whole wheat biscuit.

The second office, belonging to CCN TV6, also located in the TATECO building was broken into and ransacked on the same date. The third establishment, a supermarket, located along Castries Street, Scarborough, was also broken into and ransacked.

Charles was arrested on Tuesday and later charged by PCs Sekou Moses and Dominic O’Neil, both of the Scarborough Criminal Investigations Department on Wednesday.


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