Teenager sentenced for stealing from Glace Supermarket customer

Teenager sentenced for stealing from Glace Supermarket customer
Glace Supermarket in Marisule.
Glace Supermarket in Marisule.

A teenager who already has two convictions to his name is again behind bars.

Delan Eugene was sentenced to 24 months imprisonment on Monday, May 6 2013 after pleading guilty to stealing a cell phone and cash from a woman’s car.

According to court records, Eugene was released from prison in December 2012 after serving an 18-month sentence for stealing. He had also served a six-month sentence in 2011 for the possession of dangerous weapon.

Eugene’s latest conviction stemmed from an incident which occurred on Saturday, May 4, 2013 in the parking lot of Glace Supermarket in Marisule, Gros Islet.

Reports are that the complainant, Glennel Paul, parked her vehicle, left it unlocked, and went into the supermarket. Eugene was sitting on a railing nearby.

Five minutes later, according to court records, Paul returned to find her purse, containing $500, and Blackberry cell phone missing from her car.

She spotted the defendant with the bag and immediately called the police.

Officers on mobile patrol in the vicinity of the supermarket arrived and the defendant ran. During the chase, the defendant reportedly jumped a wall but he was accosted by a group of persons. He was then apprehended by police and taken to Victoria Hospital for injuries sustained during the chase.

The cash and cell phone were recovered and returned to Paul.

Magistrate Velon John handed down the sentence in the Gros Islet court on Monday.

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14 COMMENTS

  1. You steal and get caught, you should get your hands cut off. I GUARANTEE you doing this will reduce crime (stealing) in St. Lucia. Notice how lax punishment have become and how worse society has become.

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    • u only knw a thief wen he/she gets caught but wat about those who steal an commit worst crimes an get away wif it

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  2. I AM NOT SAYING HE DOEST DEVERSE JAIL TIME BUT HE NEEDS HELP BEYOUND THIS....WTF TWO YRS FOR 500 AND A BLACKBERRY AND OTHERS DOING WORST GETS LESS OR ABT THE SAME TIME...OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM SUCK!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. I don't really blame the young guy for what he did !! The system (social services ,child services ) not doing the job they getting paid to do , the amount of young boys and sad to say girls on the streets not going to school in various communities (especially Bruceville Vieux-Fort) parents don't care about them .The kids are on the streets and they are hungry what do we expect them to do ????

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    • dat is true but most of them hve a choice...an wen u see dem on da streets dey eat bfore u so dnt pity dem

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    • Bullshit reason. He knew right from wrong. Tried of ppl blaming others or society instead of acccepting responsbility for their actions.

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  4. Mate need some counselling and some help, rehabilitation .... jailing him alone won't do much..... he probably has issues at home 😐

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