“Drunken” Albouystown man who broke into home and stole items to be sentenced today

The Albouystown, Georgetown man who claims he was drunk when he broke into an apartment and stole laptops and other items, will be sentenced today.
Earlier this month, Christopher Gonsalves, 30, of Independence Boulevard, Albouystown, Georgetown, was brought before Principal Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.
The charge, to which he admitted guilt, stated that on January 21, at Camp Street, Georgetown, he broke into an apartment, and stole a haversack, two laptops, a Nigerian passport, personal documents, a cell phone, several flash drives, a bag and other personal items, amounting to $389,500.
The court heard from the prosecutor that the virtual complainants secured their home and went to sleep at around 00:30h on the day in question. However, at around 03:30h, the man was awakened by his girlfriend who told him that someone was inside their apartment. The couple made checks around their home and discovered that the items listed in the charge were missing.
The incident was reported to the Police and an investigation was launched. In brief remarks, Gonsalves told the court that he was under the influence when he broke into the home and that he is not aware that he took the items. He told the Magistrate that he entered the apartment through an open door.
But one of the complainants, who was present in court, said that this could not be the case, since he locked the door himself before retiring to bed. Gonsalves was previously charged with offering a Police rank a bribe to forgo charges against him after he was allegedly busted with a quantity of narcotics. (G1)