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April 30, 2014
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Man remanded for breaking into attorney's home
Bjorn Burke, Staff Reporter

Glen Williams was remanded in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court last Tuesday.

The home he chose to burgle was protected by an electronic security system, and owned by an attorney-at-law who represented himself in court.

Charged with housebreaking and larceny, Williams pleaded guilty with explanation.

The crown alleged that on Monday April 7, Williams broke into the complainant's home, making off with a Dell laptop computer valued at US$800, a wristwatch valued at $12,000, a blood-pressure monitor, and US$6.

The court was told personnel at a security company were alerted, electronically, that something was wrong at the complainant's property.

A security team was dispatched. Williams was seen pushing his head through a grille, which was cut away to gain access.

Resident Magistrate Georgianna Fraser ordered the accused remanded in custody, until May 1, awaiting sentencing. A fingerprint order was also made.

Williams said he was suffering respiratory problems, to which the magistrate replied, "You should have thought of that before you broke into people's house, sir."

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