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March 3, 2014
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BlackBerry thief sentenced
Bjorn Burke, Staff Reporter

If one should ever resort to stealing a cellular phone, at the very least, one should attempt to not arouse suspicion by being seen running at Usain Bolt speed from the scene in plain sight of patrolling police officers.

This was the predicament Albert Brown, charged with simple larceny, found himself in when he was hauled before the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

The crown alleged that lawmen on duty in the vicinity of the St William Grant Park (Parade), downtown Kingston, witnessed Brown running at breakneck speed. Subsequently, the lawmen stopped the accused to question him.

It is believed Brown was searched and was found to have a BlackBerry mobile phone belonging to the complainant and an LG cell phone.

Accounting for the other phone found in his possession, the accused said: "I found it, Your Honour."

Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey sentenced the man to six months' imprisonment for the simple larceny charge.

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