Youths caught red-handed get three months in jail for break-in at lawyer’s house

Esau Gibbons, 21, and Kevin Abrams, 17, who were caught red-handed after burgling the home of attorney Paula Nicholson, were sentenced to three months in jail on Friday after admitting to the crime.

Gibbons and Abrams appeared before city magistrate Judy Latchman and pleaded guilty to the break and enter and larceny charge.

Kevin Abrams
Kevin Abrams

On September 15, they were caught in the lawyer’s Eccles, East Bank Demerara home attempting to steal valuables. They were apprehended after the police were summoned to the scene following a 911 call.

Esau Gibbons
Esau Gibbons

Nicholson had told Stabroek News that around 10am on the day of the robbery, she received a phone call from her daughter, who saw two persons trying to enter the compound. She had earlier heard their dogs barking unusually and upon checking, she noticed the duo.

She told her daughter to secure herself and she would make contact with the police. However, the daughter dialled 911 immediately and police arrived at the home and they surrounded the bandits. Despite being surrounded, the two burglars attempted to escape but police fired a shot and they then surrendered.

They had already packed a bag with a television and a DVD player, among other items, for their escape.

After gaining entry into the compound, the duo had used a crowbar and forced their way through a grilled window in the bedroom. They then made their way to the living room, from where they seized the valuables.


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