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Man stole from CedarBridge to buy drugs

CedarBridge Academy (File photograph)

A man who broke into a high school and stole a watch and a pocket knife for drug money will be sentenced for his offences next month.

Magistrates Court heard yesterday that a security officer at CedarBridge Academy, Devonshire, saw Ahmad Muhammad, 34, on CCTV outside the school.

He saw Muhammad enter the school through a window and phoned the police.

Officers later found Muhammad sitting in the principal’s office and arrested him for trespassing.

He was searched and a woman’s gold watch and a folded pocket knife, both of an unknown value, were found in his pockets.

Muhammad later admitted finding the watch in a locker and the knife in a teacher’s desk.

He added that he broke into the school to steal a laptop and sell the device for money to buy cocaine, but instead took the other items.

The incident happened last Wednesday.

Magistrate Maxanne Anderson ordered that Muhammad, from Sandys, undergo a social inquiry report and a drug assessment before his sentencing on July 13.

She released him on $2,000 bail and ordered him to stay away from CedarBridge Academy.

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