A 21-year-old man was yesterday sentenced to just over a year in prison for breaking into a preschool and stealing a bag of rice and a can of tuna over the holiday weekend.
Wilcher Rahming, of McKinney Drive, appeared before Magistrate Carolyn Vogt-Evans, and was sentenced to one year and two months for breaking into Zion South Beach Baptist Church Preschool and stealing one bag of rice weighing one pound and a can of tuna.
The stolen items had a total value of $3.15.
The crimes that he was charged with, shop breaking and stealing, were allegedly committed between October 8 and 9.
Rahming pleaded guilty to both charges.
Meanwhile, a 26-year-old resident of the Grove was charged yesterday for stealing, at gunpoint, over $5,000 worth of cell phones, cash, and a car from several people between February and March of this year.
Ahmad Armbrister, of 3rd Street, The Grove, appeared before Magistrate Samuel McKinney facing four counts of armed robbery and one count of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.
It is alleged that on February 25, being concerned with others and armed with a handgun, Armbrister robbed another individual of a cellphone worth $50 along with $68 in cash.
It is also alleged that on the same day, concerned with others and armed with a handgun, he also robbed another man of one black LG cellphone worth $32, and that he robbed another man of one Acer cellphone worth $100 and one white Nissan Skyline worth $5,000.
It is also alleged that on March 26, armed with a handgun, Armbrister robbed a man of one black Craket cell phone valued at $107.
Armbrister was not required to enter a plea and the matter was adjourned to December 15 for service of a voluntary bill of indictment (VBI).
He was remanded to the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services (BDCS) until that time.