Two Jamaican women will spend the next 8 months behind bars after being caught on camera shoplifting on two separate occasions.
29 yr old Alicia Barnette and Sonia Smith, 27 both of Cooks New Extension were sentenced to four months each at Her Majesty’s Prison, when they both appeared before Chief Magistrate Walsh in the John’s Magistrate’s Court after being charged with two counts of Larceny.
It was reported that around 2:30 pm on Monday, the duo entered the Lucky Cosmetics store located on Redcliffe Street, and stole two bars of Roldan Soap, one Timeless Ponytail, and one nail brush all valued EC$72.90. They were caught on camera placing the items inside their handbags and then walked out of the store without paying.
Less than two hours after, both females entered the Hon Xing Chinese Store located on Market Street and stole a pack of plastic cups and two pairs of baby socks. The items were valued at EC$14.95. Camera footage again showed both females placing the items inside their bags and then walked out without paying.
Both incidents were reported to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) and they were arrested, taken into custody and charged.