Tuesday 24 September, 2019

Man gets 14 months hard labour for stealing from estranged wife

A 36-year-old man has been sentenced to 14 months hard labour for stealing from his estranged wife.

Naindra Ramdath, of Golconda, appeared before Magistrate Jo-Anne Connor in the San Fernando Magistrates’ Court where he faced the offences of housebreaking and larceny of more than $5,000 in items.

Ramdath plead guilty to the offences.

The State was represented by police prosecutor Ramdath Phillip.

PC Emrith was the complainant (charging officer) in the matter.

The court was told that during the afternoon of June 28, Phillip broke into his estranged wife’s Golconda home, where he proceeded to steal several items including jewellery and electronic devices.

CCTV cameras at the home showed Ramdath using a ladder to reach a window where he gained access to the home.

The court was told that while the couple were still married, Ramdath had spent the last two weeks away from the home as he had a drug problem.

And while the court acknowledged that Ramdath had cooperated, a background tracing showed that the father of one had three previous convictions, including convictions for breaching a protection order.

After further submissions, the 36-year-old was fined.

More on this as it becomes available.

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