Man Steals Cell from Gender Affairs

In courtAntigua St. John's - "Just tek me before Mrs Walsh," a 23-year-old man told the police when he was taken into custody for the theft of a cellular phone.

Akeem Joseph pleaded guilty to larceny when he appeared before the chief magistrate.

On May 22, the accused went to the Department of Gender Affairs and asked to use the phone.

It was said that a male employee gave him a cell phone to make the call.

Joseph left the office without returning the phone.

The police were notified, and investigations led to the arrest of the accused.

When he was questioned about the crime, Joseph told the police, "Craig, (the employee) a lie. A he give me the phone. Just tek me before Mrs Walsh; I have nothing else to say."

Joseph had sold the government-issued phone.

He was sentenced to 18 months in prison for the offence.

He had recently been released from prison after spending a year for the larceny of a laptop.

Thief Back Behind Bars

A man who committed two offences on the same day he was released from prison is back behind bars.
Philmore Otto pleaded guilty to larceny and wounding when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Joanne Walsh.

On May 30, Otto went into the China Town Chinese store on Market Street, picked up a knapsack, and ran away from the businessplace with it.

He was pursued by some Chinese men who caught up with him on Prince Klass Street.

Otto swung a cutlass, cutting one of the men on the face and ear.

The men managed to subdue him, and held him until the police arrived.

Otto, a well-known known offender, had just completed a month in prison for the theft of a pair of slippers from another store.

He will spend 18 months in jail for the latest offences.

Reporting by Caribarena news, publishing by Ofer Shaked.

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5 Comments In This Article   


rehabilitation is the answer

#5 lincoln » 2014-06-06 05:31

You can't send someone who does crime to a place where there is no habilitation what is he to do but just sit around until his time has come, we need programs to rehabilitate these people.I wonder why,is it that time is so hard nowadays. Ask yourselves a question.


RE: Man Steals Cell from Gender Affairs

#4 Have Mercy » 2014-06-05 10:32

wait! Where is POWA to make a "statement" about this incident?

Have Mercy

Cell Phones and 2" x 4" plank

#3 Dax Rebel » 2014-06-05 10:14

Just imagine that a thief gets 18 months in prison for stealing a cell phone, and another charged $500.00 for beating his spouse with a 2" x 4" plank.

Am I missing something here?

Dax Rebel

RE: Man Steals Cell from Gender Affairs

#2 kirk » 2014-06-05 09:24

I am with you on that the next time he is out he going to kill some one please lock him away ,


Lacking proper justice

#1 Just 18 months? » 2014-06-05 09:06

How is it, that a man can swing a cutlass, something that can be a deadly weapon, chop a man in his face, and only get 18 months?? And clearly this guy doesn't deserve to out in the so called free world!!! He need to stay behind bars. How many offences does he have to commit to be finally put away for good?!?!

Just 18 months?

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