By LAMECH JOHNSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
A 51-year-old man admitted to a Magistrate that he broke into eight businesses in the span of a week.
Charles Dupuch, 51, of Tiger Drive, appeared before Chief Magistrate Roger Gomez yesterday facing eight counts shop breaking, three counts of stealing, one count of receiving and a single charge of assault with a deadly weapon – 13 charges in total.
Dupuch pleaded guilty to all of them.
He admitted that some time between 7pm on August 19 and 4am on August 20, he broke into the Walk-in Clinic on Collins Ave with the intent to steal. Then, between 8pm on August 20 and 1am on August 21, he broke into Island Wines and Spirits on Mackey Street.
Two days later, on August 23, Dupuch broke into the Graham and Thompson Law Firm on Collins Avenue, stealing an assortment of cookies, and candies valued at $30.
The following day, August 24, he broke into the Bahamas Heart Centre on Collins Avenue and stole $70 from Dr Conville Brown.
Then, between 5.15pm on that day and 4am on August 25, he broke into St Luke’s Medical Centre, also on Collins Avenue, before heading a few doors down to Bahamas Business Solutions.
Dupuch’s last shop breaking occurred on Sunday, August 26 where he broke into Butler and Sands on Shirley Street and stole $600 worth of cigarettes and assaulted Wilfred Davis with a screw driver.
Chief Magistrate Gomez told the man he would be sentenced on September 3 in connection with the offences.
The 51-year-old was not represented by a lawyer.