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Addict admits string of thefts from homes

A man has admitted a string of theft and prowling offences that spanned more than a year.

Chet Wilmot, 57, pleaded guilty to six counts of prowling outside homes in the Harbour Road and Belmont Road area of Warwick and Tribe Road 6 in Paget.

He also pleaded guilty to three counts of theft.

Magistrates' Court heard that Wilmot entered a home on Cobbs Hill in Paget and stole a wallet on November 13 last year.

Wilmot broke into a home in Rebecca Road, Southampton, and stole a wallet worth $200 and $400 in US bills, $100 in Bermuda notes, two Singapore dollar bills and personal items in May last year.

He also stole a driver's licence, a credit card and $60 in cash from a home on Highwood Lane in Paget in July 2018.

The court heard Wilmot had been held in custody since he turned himself in to police on December 13.

Wilmot told the court that he had fought addiction for years but had relapsed.

Michael Scott, who represented Wilmot, suggested his client was a good candidate for the drug treatment court programme.

Senior magistrate Juan Wolffe remanded Wilmot in custody until the next sitting of the drug treatment court.

Magistrates' Court (File photograph)

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Published January 24, 2020 at 8:00 am (Updated January 24, 2020 at 7:57 am)

Addict admits string of thefts from homes

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