A Hodges Bay man who pleaded guilty to stealing a phone from a vehicle parked on a beach was yesterday ordered to pay $1,000 forthwith or spend three months at Her Majesty’s Prison.
One week after 23 -year-old Mark Simon admitted in the All Saints Magistrate’s Court that he stole the phone, sim card and memory card, valued at $1,450 the man was penalised for the offence.
The virtual complainant, of All Saints, reported to police that on November 2 she parked her vehicle on Jabberwock Beach at about 6:20 a.m. and went for a swim. Upon returning an hour later to the vehicle which she did not lock, Francis realised her Samsung S5 which she had left inside the vehicle, missing.
The woman drove to the Coolidge Police Station where she reported the theft.
The complainant also told police that she had observed a young man lurking on the beach.
She described him as being 5 feet, 11 inches tall, brown in complexion, with short black hair and light brown eyes.
Police responded by searching the area in which the crime was allegedly committed and based on the description given Simon was found and taken into custody.
While searching Simon a blue and gold phone matching the stolen electronic device was recovered.
When asked where he got the phone, Simon told lawmen: “Me tek um fram ah Noah van on the beach.”