Sandys man jailed for burglaries

A 36-year-old man was yesterday jailed for a year after admitting a string of thefts.

Desmond Trott-Sousa pleaded guilty in Magistrates’ Court to five separate charges in connection with the theft of cash and jewellery.

Trott-Sousa, from Sandys, offered to pay restitution to his victims.

But Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo said: “I have considered all the relevant factors including the defendant’s low IQ and his learning disability.

“There comes a time when he has to face the punishment that results from his crime.

“He has a propensity for burglarising places and stealing small change.

“That is his crime of choice and a pattern established back to 2003.

“I am of the view that his behaviour means that he must be treated differently this time to reflect the seriousness of the offences and bring that gravity home to him.”

The offences happened between May 2016 and May last year.

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