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Supermarket thief sentenced after confession

Bobby’s Supermarket in Road Town was one of two stores the offender stole from.

Baugher’s Bay resident Myron Rubaine has been given a six-month suspended sentence on each of the two counts of theft he committed at two separate supermarkets on Tortola.

The sentences will be suspended for one year and will run concurrently (side by side) at Her Majesty’s Prison if Rubaine commits any further offence within the next 12 months.

The 45-year-old man who had previously pleaded not guilty, changed his plea to guilty when he appeared before Magistrate Shawn Innocent on Monday.

In handing down his sentence, the court heard that the only aggravating factor was that he was on bail for the first theft when he committed the other.

“Don’t come back here, please,” Magistrate Innocent told the offender after handing down the sentence.

What happened

Rubaine reportedly stole $400 worth of grocery items from Bobby’s Supermarket on March 29, 2017.

He told the court that he took the items because he believed they were “garbage”.

Seven months later, he stole a pouch containing $100 from RiteWay supermarket in Pasea Estate.

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  1. Slap on wrist as usual says:

    He got off easy. Just saying, i catch him stealing from my place of business, i am taking his hand off.

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  2. vi says:

    Since when he is from Baughers Bay. His house is in Horsepath.

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  3. mmario says:

    One way to deal with this is. Jail time and community labor. We feed you while in Jail but you have to do work. Clean up the streets and at the end of the day you go back to Jail.

    I will have Tola Clean looking like a Garden.

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