Brazilian gets 12 months jail for stealing roommate’s jewellery

A Brazilian national was yesterday handed a 12-month prison sentence after he admitted to stealing a quantity of gold and diamond jewellery and other items worth in excess of $2M from his roommate.

The charge read against Jonatas Santos Ferreira at the Georgetown Magis-trates’ Courts stated that between April 13 and April 14, at Georgetown, he broke and entered the dwelling of Marcial Coelho and stole a quantity of gold and diamond jewellery valued $2M, an Apple iPod, valued $180,000, and an HP notebook, valued $100,000, all belonging to Coelho.

Prosecutor Bharat Mangru said that Ferreira came to Guyana to work with Coelho, who is also a Brazilian.

According to Mangru, the two lived in the same apartment but occupied separate rooms. Mangru said that Coelho had secured his room and left for work and upon his return  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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