Log In

Reset Password
BERMUDA | RSS PODCAST

Change thief remanded into custody

A man who stole $3 in change from a parked car has been put behind bars for stealing and prowling about a dwelling house.

Richard Dill, 48, admitted both offences, which occurred in the early hours of June 14 in the Langdon Lane area.

The court heard that at around 2.45am, the complainant was awoken by her boyfriend, who told her that someone was inside her vehicle which was parked outside the house.

They went outside and saw Dill inside the car, looking around using a cigarette lighter. Confronted by the boyfriend, Dill got out of the vehicle and swung an umbrella at the boyfriend before making good his escape.

Dill was subsequently arrested and, when questioned by police, readily admitted the incident and taking between $2 and $3 of coins from the vehicle. He reportedly told officers that he had been trying to find money to pay drug debts.

Prosecutor Carrington Mahoney noted that Dill had a “catalogue” of prior offences stretching back more than 30 years.

Magistrate Archibald Warner ordered Dill appear in Drug Treatment Court so they could determine if he would be suitable for the programme, otherwise remanding him until July 5 for sentencing.

• 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 21, 2016 at 3:41 pm (Updated June 21, 2016 at 3:42 pm)

Change thief remanded into custody

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