Thursday 18 July, 2019

Six months hard labour for stealing electric cables

A father of two, who had a previous conviction of a similar nature, was sentenced to six months hard labour after he was held stealing cables from the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T& TEC).

The accused, Vishram Bissessar, appeared yesterday before San Fernando Senior Magistrate Jo-Anne Connor.

He was unrepresented by defence counsel.

The State was represented by Police Prosecutor Cleyon Seedan.

The court was told that Bissessar was arrested at about 10:35 pm on Friday by Estate Constable Ramdath along Reform Bypass Road, near Williamsville.

Bissessar was allegedly seen pulling cable through a fence of the compound of the Public Lighting Department.

The cables were said to have an estimated value of $6,600.

Bissessar plead guilty to the offence, and told the court that he was trying to make “some extra cash” so he could buy food and drinks, as well as afford a haircut, as he said work had been “slow” in recent days.

After further submissions in the court, in which Bissessar’s actions were admonished, he was jailed.

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