Log In

Reset Password
BERMUDA | RSS PODCAST

Man, 28, admits jewel theft and drug charges

A Warwick man has pleaded guilty to stealing $86,575 in jewellery and cultivating cannabis.

The theft charge dates back to October 12, 2014, when a masked man forced entry into E.R. Aubrey jewellers on Queen Street.

CCTV footage showed the culprit smashing multiple glass display cases with a flashlight before making off with 705 pieces of jewellery. However, the thief cut his hand on some smashed glass — and police later matched the blood sample from the scene with the DNA of 28-year-old Kyle Smith.

In a separate matter, officers visited Smith's Warwick home on March 6 this year and conducted a search on an area he called his “workshop”.

During the search, they uncovered plants and seeds which were later confirmed to be cannabis. After Smith admitted both offences in Magistrates' Court, his defence lawyer requested a Social Inquiry Report and a drug assessment.

Senior magistrate Juan Wolffe adjourned sentencing until July 20.

•It is The Royal Gazette's policy not to allow comments on stories regarding criminal court cases. As we are legally liable for any slanderous or defamatory comments made on our website, this move is for our protection as well as that of our readers.

You must be Registered or to post comment or to vote.

Published June 03, 2016 at 4:42 pm (Updated June 04, 2016 at 3:51 am)

Man, 28, admits jewel theft and drug charges

What you
Need to
Know
1. For a smooth experience with our commenting system we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Additionally please clear both your browser's cache and cookies - How do I clear my cache and cookies?
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service
7. To report breaches of the Terms of Service use the flag icon