first_imgLocalNews Two elderly men fined for theft by: – April 7, 2012 Tweet Sharing is caring! Two elderly men; one 54 and the other 57 years old have been arrested, charged and fined for theft of two tubes of Evo Stick glue value of $7.80 from J. E Nassief Supermarket in Roseau and the other alcohol and biscuit valued at $116.63 from Brizee’s Mart Supercentre in Canefield. Fifty-seven (57) year old Luke Victorine of Tarish Pit and fifty-four (54) year old Eldridge Gerald Philogene of Colihaut both pleaded guilty to theft when they appeared before Magistrate Candia Carette-George on Thursday.Luke Victorine reportedly stole 2 tubes of Evo Stick glue valued at $3.90 each from the shelf, hid them under his shirt, walked pass the cashier and proceeded to leave the supermarket on April 4th, 2012.The security guard who had seen him take the items stopped him by the door and asked him for the items. Victorine gave the items to the security guard who then arrested him and took him to the police head quarters. Victorine, according to police prosecutor Michael Laudat told the police; “Yes officer I took them, is so it is I take my wrong” when he was informed that he was under arrest for theft.Meanwhile, Philogene who is from the village of Colihaut stole 1 bottle of Ponche Kuba Cream valued at $52.05, 1 bottle of Bolange rum valued at $60.50 and 1 packet of McVites Maria biscuit valued at $4.07; a total cost of $116.63 from Brizee’s Mart Supercentre on April 4th, 2012.Police prosecutor Michael Laudat told the Court that Philogene reportedly hid the items under his shirt, walked past the cashier and proceeded to walk out of the supermarket without paying for the items. One security officer who was on duty at that time, Lisa Connor, saw the defendant place the items under his shirt and informed her supervisor Dian Rolle. They stopped and searched the defendant, then called the police after retrieving the items.When Philogene was questioned by the police he said; “I admit I take it; I’m sorry but I’m in a bad situation there”.Both men had who had never been in trouble with the law prior to these incidents asked for leniency when told to make a plea in mitigation for themselves.Philogene told the magistrate; “Give me a chance, give me a fine I will pay it I have a job coming up in Laudat so I will be able to pay it” while Victorine said; “My worship I had $8.00 to buy one. So I take one to pay for and I take another one and the security guard bar me. I admit I’m wrong, sorry”.Magistrate Candia Carette-George fined Victorine $200.00 which he must pay on or before 30th April, 2012 or in default spend 1 month in prison.Philogene was fined $1000.00 which he must pay on or before 31st May, 2012 or in default spend 2 months in prison.The magistrate cautioned both of the defendants to ensure that they do not return to court for theft or any other offence and also ordered that all the items be restituted. Dominica Vibes News Sharecenter_img 61 Views   4 comments Share Sharelast_img

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