A 21-year-old security guard appeared virtually before a Rio Claro Magistrate yesterday charged with housebreaking and larceny.
The accused pleaded guilty and was fined $7,000 by Magistrate Wendy Dougdeen-Bally, or in default, will have to serve six months with hard labour.
On May 27th, a 34-year-old prisons officer returned home and discovered the door to the back of his home opened. The officer made checks and discovered several game consoles and other electronic items missing. The articles were valued at $17,150.
Officers of the Biche Police Station were contacted and the crime scene processed. The officers found workable prints which led them to the suspect.
The officers conducted an investigation which led to the recovery of all the stolen items and the arrest of GERARD BAILEY, of Ortoire Road, Biche, and Blake Avenue, Guaico, Sangre Grande.
BAILEY was arrested on June 8th by PC Nanan and formally charged on June 9th by PC Boodram.