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Man stole from guest house and smashed windows of his mother’s car

A St George's man stole more than $5,000 from a guest house and, in a separate incident, smashed the windows of his mother's car.

Appearing in Magistrate's Court, David Robinson, 26, admitted to unlawfully entering Clearview Suites and Villas, in Hamilton Parish, on October 1 and dishonestly returning a wrongful credit of $5,988, along with stealing a handful of hotel room keys.

He also admitted causing wilful damage by smashing the windows to his mother's car as “pay back” for a dispute between himself and his father.

After Robinson explained why he smashed his mother's car windows, Senior Magistrate Archibald Warner asked Robinson: “Are you mad? Are you insane?”

“People have called me crazy,” Robinson replied.

Reading the details of the separate charges of trespassing and theft, Crown Prosecutor Cindy Clark told the court how Robinson stole over $5,000 from Clearview Suites and Villas by processing three individual refund transactions onto his own debit card through the guest house's credit card machine.

After noticing the transactions, the guest house manager filed a report with the police, providing them with the debit card number onto which the money was falsely returned.

After Robinson was arrested for damaging his mother's car, police noticed his debit card number matched the one involved in the Clearview theft and subsequent charges were then filed.

Robinson was remanded in custody and the case was adjourned until November 28, pending a social inquiry report and psychological evaluation.

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Published October 08, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated October 08, 2013 at 12:42 am)

Man stole from guest house and smashed windows of his mother’s car

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