Teenager may face burglary charge over stolen computer

Nineteen year old Jiovanni Augustine, a resident of Biscayne Village, was charged with burglary and handling stolen goods when he appeared on Thursday before the Chief Magistrate, Anne Marie Smith.

Jiovanni Augustine wanted to plead guilty to handling stolen goods, but Chief magistrate Smith remanded him into custody until Thursday, December 11, in order for the prosecutor to decide whether the prosecution will accept handling stolen goods or go for a burglary conviction.

According to the allegation, on December 2,  Mr Augustine broke into the home of John Oliver, located in West Landivar, and stole one laptop computer, which has a value of $400.

Police reported that they retrieved the computer from Jiovanni Augustine later the same day.

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