MAGISTRATE Sherdel Isaac-Marcus, on Monday, December 2, 2019, remanded a 29-year-old mason to prison for stealing a pressure washer.
Vishal Jones appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and pleaded guilty to the charge, when it was read to him.
Particulars of the charge stated that, on November 17, 2019, at First Street Alexander Village, he stole a pressure washer valued at $160,000, property of Monair Yamin.
“I sell it to buy food I am sorry” Jones said.
According to information, on the day in question, Yamin secured his home and went out with his family. When Yamin returned home around 20:00 hours, he observed that his pressure washer was missing.
It was further noted that Yamin then reported the matter to the police station, an investigation was conducted and Jones was caught, on a security camera, entering Yamin’s yard and leaving with the pressure washer.
Jones was arrested, told of the allegation and he admitted. Jones then took the police to the man to whom he sold the pressure washer for $4,000.
Magistrate Isaac-Marcus ordered that Jones speaks to the probation officer. The probation officer later reported that Jones was in the habit of stealing and that he had a cocaine addiction and was recently released from prison for a similar offence.
Magistrate Isaac-Marcus, after listening to the report, remanded Jones to prison until December 12, 2019, when he will be given an assessment to indicate if he was fit to be placed in the drug treatment court.