Mango thief fined

A man who stole a quantity of mangoes was yesterday fined $25,000.

Magistrate Hazel Octave-Hamilton imposed the fine on Dexter Grant, 37, at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court, which heard that on July 19, at Greenheart Street, South Ruimveldt Gardens, he stole a quantity of mangoes, the produce of a cultivated plant, growing on an open land which is not a garden.

The mangoes were property on Patsy Ross and were valued at $5,000.

Grant, who offered to pay for the items, explained that he would usually pick breadfruit nearby. He said on the day in question, he couldn’t find any breadfruit and as he walked further up the street, he noticed the mango tree. He said he approached the gate and knocked. However, there was no answer and as such, he decided to take the mangoes.

Magistrate Octave-Hamilton imposed the monetary fine, with an alternative of three months imprisonment.

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