An unemployed man accused of stealing $400 worth of grocery items from Bobby’s Supermarket said he took the items because he believed they were “garbage”.
Thirty-seven-year-old Myron Rubaine of Baugher’s Bay pleaded not guilty to theft when he appeared before Magistrate Shawn Innocent last week.
The court heard that about minutes before midnight on March 29 last year, Rubaine parked at the Road Town-based supermarket and loaded his vehicle with the items.
The grocery items ranged from Kraft cheese to baby back ribs, the court heard.
“I met those things on the ground and thought these were garbage,” Rubaine told police who reportedly witnessed the incident and confronted him.
He was subsequently charged and was later granted police bail.
Seven months later, Rubaine allegedly visited RiteWay food market in Pasea Estate and stole $100 cash.
The court heard that the funds were left unattended by one of the cashiers.
The accused man allegedly spotted the cash, covered it with his grocery, and artfully took it away.
However, the court heard that surveillance cameras allegedly captured Rubaine taking the monies.
He pleaded not guilty to that offence during his court appearance.
Rubaine was subsequently granted $10,000 bail and is scheduled to return to court on October 30.
Part of his bail conditions is to report to the Road Town Police Station between 6 am and 6 pm every Monday and Friday and surrender his travel documents.
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