Ovid Isaacs, a burglar who stole beverages from a city shop and then returned as the owner was reviewing the security camera footage, was yesterday fined $30,000.
Isaacs, 55, who is a labourer, admitted to Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan that on August 24th at Regent Street, Lacytown, he broke and entered the shop of Hugh October and stole a quantity of beverages, valued $20,720.
The court heard that on the day in question the accused went to the HBO Creole Corner on Regent Street, where he broke a glass door and gain entry into the shop. He then stole a quantity of beverages and went away.
However, Isaacs then went back to the same shop, where the complainant was reviewing CCTV footage. The complainant recognised the accused from the footage, gave chase, apprehended him and turned him over to the police.
Chief Magistrate McLennan subsequently fined Isaacs $30,000 with an alternative of eight months in prison if he cannot pay the fine.