A Graysfarm man has been remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison after being charged with House Break-In and for stealing over $30,000 worth of items.
34yrs-old Jamal Michael-Pelle was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison on Thursday, after he appeared before Chief Magistrate Walsh in the St. Johns Magistrate’s Court. He is accused of breaking into a Hodges Bay home earlier this month and for stealing a number of items valuing at $33,000.
According to a Stratcom release issued on Thursday, the items includes a quantity of ladies clothing, shoes, handbags, cosmetics, jewelry, kitchen utensils, travel bags, garden pots, food items, perfumes, ornaments, stationeries, a quantity of CD’s, wall clock, bedside mats, among other items. The home owner had recently returned to the island with the items and had them secured inside her property.
The release further noted that the accused, who was once employed as a cleaner at the said property, illegally entered the property on several occasions when the owner was away, and stole the items. He was spotted driving a Black Honda Inspire Motor car R2889, and was also seen distributing similar items from the said vehicle.
The police have since seized the vehicle and recovered a number of these items. Michael-Pelle’s committal proceedings was set for May 14th, 2017.
Meantime, the police have issued a stern warning to residents that it is a serious offense to receive or keep items that are stolen in their possession.
An appeal is made to those who may have been approached or offered any of these items for sale; or may have seen the accused selling or distributing any of the mention items to contact the nearest police station, or call the Criminal Investigations Department at 462-3913\462-3914.