Caught steal­ing gas

UK Barbados Nation - - NEWS -

HARD TIMES HAD HIT HIM, but he still wanted to en­sure that his ve­hi­cle con­tained gaso­line.

As a re­sult, Al­bert Nathaniel White de­cided to siphon some gas from his work­place.

How­ever, his ac­tions were caught on cam­era and they landed him in the Dis­trict “A” Mag­is­trates’ Court.

White, 38, of Ifill Road, Flagstaff, St Michael, ad­mit­ted steal­ing 66 litres of gaso­line be­long­ing to At­trac­tions of Bar­ba­dos on No­vem­ber 25.

Act­ing Mag­is­trate San­dra Rawl­ins im­posed a three-month term on the first-time of­fender but sus­pended the sen­tence for 12 months.

Pros­e­cu­tor Sta­tion Sergeant Car­ri­son Henry said White was a mes­sen­ger at Ti­ami Cruises.

He drove his car to the Shal­low Draught where the busi­ness was lo­cated and where con­tain­ers of gaso­line were stored.

He used a trans­par­ent tube to siphon the gas into three trans­par­ent five-gal­lon drums and left.

The fol­low­ing day, man­age­ment no­ticed a dis­crep­ancy when a fuel check was car­ried out. The se­cu­rity footage was re­viewed and White was seen steal­ing the gas.

He later told po­lice he had a fi­nan­cial emer­gency and used the gas to fill his per­sonal ve­hi­cle.

(Pic­ture by Christoff Grif­fith.)


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