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Serial thief sent to Drug Treatment Court

A man was sent to Drug Treatment Court yesterday for a string of offences that included the theft of more than $4,000 worth of goods.

Andrew Arorash, 51, pleaded guilty in Magistrates’ Court to five counts of theft as well as trespass charges.

The court heard that Arorash broke into Pro-Tone Cleaning Services on Dundonald Street, Hamilton, last Monday and stole beer, buckets and a cooler with a total value of $860.

Arorash also stole power tools valued at $1,104 from the Sears store on Victoria Street, Hamilton, on August 7.

He stole more power tools valued at $1,820 and $590 in cash from a man on the same day.

The court heard that he took $10 in coins from a another man on August 5 in Pembroke.

He also pleaded guilty to causing $1,085 worth of damage to a taxi during an incident on July 23.

The court also heard that Arorash went into the Argus insurance firm offices on Wesley Street, Hamilton, on July 21 and stole cleaning supplies of an unknown value.

He also went into a Pembroke house on an unknown date between June 29 and August 2 with intent to steal.

Arorash, from St George’s, said that he suffered from addiction and psychological problems and that he needed “extensive help”.

Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo referred the case to Drug Treatment Court, which will sit today, and remanded Arorash in custody.

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