9 months jail for cigarette thief

Rohan Chand, who before Georgetown Magistrate Leron Daly admitted to stealing a quantity of cigarettes, was on Wednesday jailed for nine months.

The charge alleged that, on July 11, 2017 at Hunter Street, Charlestown, he broke and entered the dwelling place of Rondel Hunt and stole 17 cartons of cigarettes, valued at $61,600.

The prosecution detailed that, on the day in question, the virtual complainant (VC) secured his shop before leaving the premises, but the following day he was approached by a friend of the defendant, who informed him that his shop had been broken into by the accused.

This friend reportedly told the VC that the cigarettes were stashed in the defendant’s home in a black plastic bag. The matter was reported and the defendant was arrested and charged with the offence.