Court: Man Jailed For 10 Days For Stealing Drill

March 29, 2017

Appearing in Magistrates Court, two men were charged in connection with a stolen drill, with one man jailed for ten days for the theft, while another man was fined for receiving stolen goods.

64-year-old Sinclair Fox and 46-year-old Antoine Tuzo both pleaded guilty to the charges put to them.

Fox admitted that in March 2017, he had taken a tool case containing a DeWalt drill and accessories, valued at $1,000, from a workman’s truck that was parked in Hamilton.

The Crown Prosecutor told Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo that the workman was removing his tools from the building on which he had been working; and had placed the drill case in his truck and gone back inside to retrieve more tools. During that interval, Fox stole the case.

When the workman returned, he noted that the Dewalt case was missing. He called police, who launched an investigation. Police quickly identified Fox and Tuzo and arrested both.

In Court, Tuzo admitted that he had paid $50 to Fox for a DeWalt tool case and tools and was therefore guilty of receiving stolen goods.

All the actions of the original theft and sale and transfer of the tools had been captured on the City’s CCTV system.

Tuzo told the Magistrate that it was: “A bad decision on my part. I am sorry for what I did. I had to spend the night downstairs. This was the first time in my life that I’ve been to Court.”

Fox told the Magistrate that he was sorry. The Magistrate commented that Fox had several previous convictions for theft.

The Magistrate convicted Tuzo and fined him $300. Fox was also convicted and was given a ten day jail sentence.

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