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Burglar confesses to stealing $8K cash, jewellery

Kilmo Maduro

Kilmo Maduro, the East End resident accused of burglarizing a Tread Falls apartment of roughly $8,000 in cash and $1,000 worth of jewellery has confessed to the crime.

The 25-year-old man pleaded guilty when he appeared before Magistrate Shawn Innocent on Tuesday.

Maduro also had a number of traffic-related offences brought up against him.

He pleaded guilty to the offences of driving an unlicensed vehicle and driving without the rear and front identification plates. He, however, pleaded not guilty to driving an uninsured motor vehicle.

All of the offences occurred on the same day — October 30 of this year.

Prosecutors claim that on the day in question, Maduro was reportedly seen on surveillance cameras entering the Tread Falls property in a vehicle.

He gained access to the inside of the said apartment through a window and made off with the vault containing the cash, jewellery and a number of keys belonging to boats and other equipment.

When the owners came home and realized that they were victims of a burglary, they reported the matter to the police.

Maduro was subsequently met in Baugher’s Bay and was arrested and charged.

When interviewed, Maduro told police that he spent all the cash to pay bills. He discarded the empty vault along the Ridge Road where it was later recovered. The jewellery, however, was not recovered.

In relation to the traffic offences, the defendant was allegedly caught driving a red car without insurance, front and back number plates, and without a license.

He was subsequently charged for those offences.

Maduro, who is on a $50,000 signed bail, is scheduled to return to court on December 13 for sentencing.

Stephen Daniels represents the accused.

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  1. Ralph says:

    Who the h**l keeps that kind of money lying around the house anyway unless they are a drug dealer, or a legit business person begging to be robbed?

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    • Ralph II says:

      You keep whatever you want in your house. No one has the right to enter your home and remove anything. How do you know so well “who” keeps that kind of money lying around their house? Are you familiar with the styles of a drug dealer or a legit business person begging to be robbed?

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      • Ralph says:

        No need to get upset. Just that I always hear people being warned against keeping large amounts of money with them, for obvious reasons. But you are right. People are entitled to keep their money in their homes if they want. That is risky still.

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        • bank dead says:

          yea after Irma if you had that 8k in physical form you were jamming.

          when they banks say they cant operate for what ever reason, them who had numbers on their account, well they go right back to square $0.00

          Keep trusting other people to hold your wealth see how that goes when shit hits the fan on a international scale.

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    • @Ralph says:

      Your last name must be A$s! $8K is a lot of money?

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      • Ralph says:

        The last time I checked the vast majority of people here do not make 8K a month. So if 8K is not a lot of money, you need to have a talk with our employers for us!

    • Beep says:

      can you read? or my question should be “did you understand what you’ve just read? the money was in a vault and by the way the thief does not live there so what the he** is he doing in the people apartment? Well obviously we see now who is the legit fool, please think before you write.

    • @Ralph says:

      Are you stupid or what? $8,000 is not a lot of cash to have in the house.

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  2. Irma says:

    never had cash till i tried to survive on $500 after Irma, i bet a lot of people have an emergency stash now

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  3. Fed up says:

    Why is this a magistrate matter? People going to high court for stealing $200, but this MS is being tried in magistrate court for stealing close to $10k!

  4. Odessa says:

    Fed up you make a good point but is it not obvious “ he’s a good local boy “ he will get a fine and a telling off . If your from this island can do what the h**l you like

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  5. SICK AND TIRED says:

    Here we go….man I am so sick and tired of this BS. I WILL CONTINUE SAYING IT! IF YOU ARE NOT FROM HERE AND YOU DO NOT LIKE THE WAY THINGS ARE HERE, YOU DO NOT LIKE THE LAW OR THE DECISIONS THAT ARE BEING MADE IN CERTAIN MATTERS! THE AIRPORT IS NOT CLOSE, YOU ARE WELCOME TO LEAVE.

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