first_imgA man who was previously fined for stealing a zinc sheet from the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) Sport Complex building found himself before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts yet again, this time charged for stealing a water pump.Andrew Arjune, 30, admitted to stealing the water pump valued $200,000, property of Doonauth Lalta from the Kitty Seawall on April 5, 2018 when the charge was read to him by Magistrate Judy Latchman.According to Police Prosecutor Arvin Moore, Arjune was seen by Police ranks walking along Vlissengen Road, Georgetown with the pump on his shoulder and as a result, he was stopped and questioned.Further investigations revealed that the pump was stolen from a contractor doing work at Vlissengen Road.As such, Arjune was told of the offence and was later charged with the crime.After reminding Magistrate Latchman that he was previously charged, Arjune proceeded to beg for mercy.In the previous charge, Arjune had admitted to stealing galvanised zinc on February 28, 2018 at Thomas Lands, Georgetown. He was fined $30,000 for that offence.In handing down the sentence on Monday, Magistrate Latchman told the defendant that he needed to see that his actions were wrong.She then sentenced him to spend the next 18 months in prison.last_img

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