Home News 12 months in jail for man who stole pillowcase stash
A man who admitted to stealing a pillowcase containing $1 million in items was on Friday, November 14, 2020, sentenced to one year’s imprisonment. Royston James pleaded guilty to a simple larceny charge when he was hauled before Magistrate Leron Daly at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
According to the particulars of the charge, on September 15, 2020, at D’Urban Street, Georgetown, he stole one handbag, a plane ticket, a gold chain, a gold band, and cosmetics – all valuing $1 million and property of Samantha Mahoney.
The police prosecutor told the court that on September 15, the woman secured her valuables in a pillowcase which she hid behind a freezer in her shop. The woman left for her home and upon returning to the shop, she discovered that the pillowcase containing the items was missing.
James was spotted in the area a few minutes before the items went missing. As such, a report was made at the Alberttown Police Station. On November 10, 2020, Mahoney spotted James and pointed him out to the police. Under caution, he admitted to the offence.