Princes Town man sentenced to hard-labour for housebreaking & larceny

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 11:00

A Princes Town man is sentenced to 70 months’ hard-labour by a Princes Town Magistrate, after pleading guilty to housebreaking and larceny of a woman’s house in Moruga.

Prem Gajadhar, 22, of Matilda Avenue, Princes Town, was also charged with possession of marijuana, when he appeared before Senior Magistrate Rae Roopchand, in the Princes Town 1st Magistrates’ Court, on Monday 23rd July, 2018, to answer to the charges.

He was sentenced to 70 months’ hard-labour for the charge of housebreaking and larceny and 12 months’ hard-labour for the charge of possession of marijuana.

The sentences are to run concurrently.

The 32-year-old victim told police she secured her Perry Young Road home around 7:30am, on Thursday 19th July, 2018 and went away.

She said when she returned around 6:30 pm, on that same date, she discovered the house broken into and a quantity of items including, clothing and jewellery missing.

Gajadhar was arrested on Friday 20th July, 2018, by officers on mobile patrol while walking along Matilda Avenue, with a number of the stolen items and 10 grammes of marijuana, in his possession.

He was charged by PC Kaleb Ramkissoon forhousebreakingg and larceny and by PC Jesse Mitchell, for possession of marijuana, on Saturday 21st July, 2018.

Both officers are attached to the Princes Town CID.