Serial thief gets month behind bars for stealing from supermarket

Screen grab of social media video showing the Managing Director of Yomgxsimm Supermarket confronting the thief
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By Latrishka Thomas

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A man who a magistrate referred to as a “regular” in court has been sent to prison for one month for stealing just over $200 worth of items from a new supermarket.

The Yomgxsimm Supermarket on Old Parham Road was the latest victim of theft by Dave Henry who was released from prison just last month after serving time for a similar offence.

On March 3, the Managing Director of the store was sitting at the cash register attending to a customer when the defendant entered the store with a backpack on his shoulder and was acting suspiciously.

The complainant watched the CCTV camera closely and saw the defendant walk through aisles and remove a bottle of English Harbour 10-year-old rum, five packs of toothpaste, a bottle of body wash and a shower gel and place them in his bag.

The items had a total value of $204.91.

The defendant then approached the cashier and presented a deodorant and asked for the price.

The complainant confronted the man who ran outside with the items but was apprehended by the complainant in short order.

A video of the encounter subsequently made the rounds on social media.

Henry, of Gambles, appeared before Chief Magistrate Joanne Walsh on March 6 and jumped the gun by indicating that he is guilty.

However, he didn’t formally enter a plea until yesterday. He told the court he is guilty but he did not run out of the store.

“When dem hold me with the bag dem bang me,” he added.

The magistrate then sentenced him to a month in prison.

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