Over one thousand dollars in stolen items landed him behind bars at the Richmond Hill prison for three months.
Eighteen-year-old Atiba Stanislaus, of St Andrew appeared before the Grenville Magistrate’s Court charged with stealing a number of items from a passenger bus.
Stanislaus pleaded guilty to the charge but told the court that contrary to stealing the items from the bus, he had found them on the steps in front of Scotia Bank in Grenville, while he was searching for one hundred and fifty dollars he had lost.
He said when he discovered the items in a black plastic bag he placed them inside of his bag.
The complainant told the court that he had parked his bus at the bus terminus and when he returned within one hour he noticed his music deck among other items missing. He reported the matter to the police and they apprehended the accused shortly after.
The officers who apprehended the accused, were praised by the court for their quick response.
The court did not believe the story of the accused and decided on a custodial sentence.