Teen on stealing charge ordered to 350 hours of community service


Tribune Staff Reporter


A TEENAGER was ordered to serve 350 hours of community service or risk four years in jail after stealing a flamingo charm earlier this week.

Magistrate Shaka Serville charged Lekende Silerin, 18, with robbery.

Serville allegedly stole a $300 pink flamingo coin chain from Ronald Sylvester.

After pleading guilty, Silerin said he thought the coin was his that he had recently lost.

Considering the man’s young age and early plea, the judge conditionally discharged him.

The defendant is expected to complete 350 hours of community service at New Providence Baptist Church. He is also mandated to attend counselling sessions at social services.

Another man was granted $6,000 bail yesterday after he was accused of stealing almost $5,000 from his employers earlier this year.

Senior Magistrate Carolyn Vogt-Evans charged Roland Decius, 33, with stealing by reason of employment.

Decius allegedly stole $4,786 from ICS Security Concepts on Ivanhoe Road on January 11. This cash allegedly belonged to John Chea.

After pleading not guilty, Decius was informed that he must sign in at Carmichael Road Police Station every Sunday by 7pm.

His trial begins on October 10.

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