Bag thief pleads guilty

The Star (Jamaica) - - FRONT PAGE - SHANICE WAT­SON STAR Writer

Aper­fume ven­dor will have to fork out $15,000 or spend six months in prison for steal­ing a woman’s bag con­tain­ing cash and other items val­ued at $70,000 in down­town Kingston, last month.

Forty-two-year-old Rod­er­ick Wil­son pleaded guilty to the charge of sim­ple lar­ceny when he ap­peared in the Kingston and St An­drew Par­ish Court on Fri­day.

The court heard that on De­cem­ber 10, the com­plainant en­tered a store down­town and left her bag at the lug­gage counter to try on clothes in the store.

An eye­wit­ness saw when Wil­son took up the woman’s bag and made off with it.

The eye­wit­ness along with oth­ers gave chase, but when they caught him, the bag was nowhere to be found.

He was later handed over to the po­lice and charged.

In court, Wil­son ex­pressed re­morse for his crime and promised not to do it again.

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One of the many beg­gars in the Cor­po­rate Area.

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