Water pump thief jailed

first_imgA man who stole a water pump, among other items, was on Friday sentenced to eight weeks imprisonment by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan when he stood before her on Friday.Krishna Singh who has no fixed place of adobe admitted to stealing the articles.The court heard that the 42-year-old man, while he was at Lot 126 Hadfield Street, Georgetown, stole one water pump valued $10,000, one 50-foot water hose valued $5000 and two tarpaulins valued $10,000 – a total value of $27,000 and the property of Pamela DeSantos.Facts presented to the court revealed that on the day in question, the accused unlawfully entered into the Virtual Complainant’s yard which was secured by a mesh and zinc fence. He later collected the above mentioned items before making good his escape.However, he was subsequently arrested after the victim reported the matter to the Police. The items were never recovered.Unrepresented by legal counsel, Singh told the court “I went to pick pear leave at the fence, I don’t know what they talking about,” when he tried to defend himself.Nevertheless, he was fined $25,000 or by default, he will have to spend eight weeks in prison.Further, he told the Magistrate that he does not “have nobody” to post bail.last_img read more