Groom pleads guilty to steal­ing Teen on cur­few for hav­ing cannabis

Daily Nation (Barbados) - - The Courts -

HORSES DEF­I­NITELY won’t be on the mind of Dar­ian Miguel Layne for the next month.

The 19-year-old groom, of No. 163 Par­ish Land, Christ Church, was hastily re­manded to HMP Dodds by Mag­is­trate Kristie Cuffy-sargeant after plead­ing guilty to theft in the District “A” Mag­is­trates’ Court yes­ter­day.

Layne ad­mit­ted to steal­ing a hand­bag worth $1 500, a $40 purse, US$120 in cash, a pearl neck­lace val­ued at $1 000 and a $1 600 cell­phone be­long­ing to Ni­cola White on Septem­ber 22.

The to­tal value of the items was $4 380.

The court heard from prose­cu­tor Sergeant Theodore Mcclean that White, an em­ployee at Vir­gin At­lantic Air­ways, ar­rived on the is­land on Septem­ber 21.

The next day, she was walk­ing along Aquatic Gap, St Michael, with mem­bers of her fam­ily when she was ap­proached by Layne.

He snatched the bag from her shoul­der, pop­ping the strap and ran off to­wards the area of Peb­bles Beach where he searched and re­moved the prop­erty from the bag.

How­ever, us­ing CCTV footage, po­lice were able to ap­pre­hend Layne, who ad­mit­ted to com­mit­ting the of­fences.

The first-time of­fender told po­lice he used the money to pur­chase food and sold the cell­phone.

The phone was sub­se­quently re­cov­ered.

When asked by Mag­is­trate Cuffy-sargeant if he had any­thing to say, Layne replied: “No, ma’am.”

Those were his last words as a free man as he was quickly hand­cuffed and led out of the court­room.

He re­turns to court on Novem­ber 6 for sen­tenc­ing. ( RB)

DAR­IAN LAYNE pleaded guilty to com­mit­ting theft and was re­manded. (Pic­tures by Xtra Vi­sion Pho­tog­ra­phy.)

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