There was a Charlestown man who stole a motorcycle and he stole that motorcycle to buy a new horse. He got jail time instead.
The 20-year-old, Ken Das, appeared before Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus today and admitted to stealing a motorcycle worth $180,000.
Das told the Magistrate that he is a horse cart operator but was in need of a horse. He explained to the Court that he stole the motorcycle from the compound of the Ketley Primary school with the hope of selling it so that he could buy the horse he needed to operate his business.
He said his mother recently passed away and he has been left with the burden of taking care of his younger siblings. He begged the Court for mercy as he entered the guilty plea.
The motorcycle was reportedly left overnight in the school compound for safekeeping by its owner Andre Heywood. It was discovered missing the day after it was left there and a Police complaint was filed.
The youth was reportedly found with the motorcycle and arrested and charged.
The Magistrate sentenced him to one year in jail for stealing the motorcycle.
However, the Court was told that there was also a charge of robbery against him related to the armed robbery of two women on Lombard Street. He was positively identified as the alleged robber by the victims. To that charge, the youth pleaded not guilty and that trial will continue as he begins is one year sentence on the conviction.
It was also explained to the Court that he was on bail on an attempted murder charge. That case is ongoing in the High Court.