Friday 6 December, 2019

Princes Town man jailed for housebreaking, larceny

Photo: Prem Gajadhar was arrested for housebreaking and larceny after he broke into a woman's home and stole various items.

Photo: Prem Gajadhar was arrested for housebreaking and larceny after he broke into a woman's home and stole various items.

A Princes Town man was sentenced to 70 months’ hard labour after pleading guilty to housebreaking and larceny. 

According to a statement from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), 22-year-old Prem Gajadhar 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 July 23 to answer to the charges.

Gajadhar was sentenced to 70 months’ hard labour for the charge of house breaking 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 7:30 am on Thursday July 19 and went away.

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

Gajadhar was arrested on July 20 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 for housebreaking 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.

 

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