Shoplifting couple caught and charged

The old Creole proverb “Every day bucket go da well, one day the bottom drop out,” may apply to a pair charged for theft for shoplifting twice from the same store.

29 year old Bernard Seawell and 29 year old Shelly Saragosawere read charges of two counts of theft, and Seawell pleaded guilty before Magistrate Dale Cayetano, who fined him $300 on the first count and $200 on the second.

vlcsnap-2014-11-11-18h48m11s103The guilty plea led to Shelly Saragosa’s charges being withdrawn.

On October 27, according to Francisco Camara, chief of security for the Santiago Castillo Group of Companies, a couple were caught on camera stealing from Bottom Dollar Store on North Front Street, Belize City, an Enfamil premium baby milk and 2 Febreze car fresheners having a combined value of $42.

The couple got away before a security guard could apprehend them.

But having succeeded, they returned to try again, and on Monday November 10 to Bottom Dollar Store and stole one Magnum Tonic wine, valued at $4.50.

This time, they were apprehended and handed over to the police. Bernard Seawell must pay the fines by January 31, 2015, in default concurrent sentences of six months in prison.

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