Court: Teen Admits Stealing $27,000 Of Jewelry

October 21, 2016

Appearing in Magistrates Court, a 18-year-old male was granted bail after he admitted stealing items valued at over $27,000.

Abdullah Muhammad plead guilty to prowling at a condominium in Southampton on 26th July 2016, and stealing jewelry, rings, and watches valued at over $27,000.

The Crown’s evidence was that a resident had seen Muhammad, had accosted him, and had told him to leave the property. The resident had watched him leave.

However, someone later returned and entered a residence, and the occupant returned from work and discovered that her residence had been broken into and that jewelry and watches had been stolen. Police were called.

Muhammad was found and arrested by police, and a police search of Muhammad’s home turned up jewelry hidden in a bag under his bed. The victim identified items that belonged to her, but the value of the jewelry recovered was just over $9,000.

Questioned by Senior Magistrate Juan Wolffe, Muhammad said that he had recently been living abroad and had only recently returned to Bermuda.

Questioned further, Muhammad said he had lived in Gambia for seven months and that while living there, he had taken to stealing things.

Asked what he had intended to do with the stolen jewelry, Muhammad remained silent.

The Magistrate ordered a Social Inquiry Report, and set Muhammad’s sentencing for 2nd December 2016.

The Magistrate also ordered that he surrender all his travel documents; set an 8:00pm to 600am curfew; that Muhammad was not to associate with anyone of known bad character; and that his bail was $3,000 with one surety.

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