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Man remanded for burglarising restaurant of alcoholic drinks & clothing

- Kris Mitcham pleaded guilty to offence in Magistrate's Court
Kris Mitcham was denied bail and remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) after he pleaded guilty to entering the Upper-Level Restaurant on Fleming Street in Road Town and making off with alcohol and articles of clothing, including boxer shorts. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A man was denied bail and remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) after he pleaded guilty to entering the Upper-Level Restaurant on Fleming Street in Road Town and making off with alcohol and articles of clothing, including boxer shorts.

Kris Mitcham pleaded guilty to the offence of burglary when he appeared inside the John’s Hole Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, October 15, 2020, before Magistrate Christilyn Benjamin.

The offence occurred on August 31, 2020, on Fleming Street, the court heard.

The facts surrounding the offence were not read in court; however, the court said he entered as a trespasser in the restaurant on that day.

He made off with “a quantity of alcoholic beverages, one plaid dress shirt, one pair of three quarter-distressed jeans and a quantity of boxers, all valued at $500.”

Remanded to HMP

Magistrate Benjamin then remanded the defendant into custody until his sentencing.

Mitcham was informed that the court would take into consideration any time that he would have spent on remand and will factor it into his sentencing.

His matter was adjourned to January 11, 2021.

Kael London represented the Crown.

8 Responses to “Man remanded for burglarising restaurant of alcoholic drinks & clothing”

  • tough (16/10/2020, 18:38) Like (0) Dislike (4) Reply
    Man can't be wearing out of date clothes.by any means necessary
  • Lawyer (16/10/2020, 21:42) Like (24) Dislike (0) Reply
    So you remand a man for BURGLARY , and in two consecutive weeks you grant bail for FIREARMS... what is going on in our justice system... bigger crimes are going unpunished as opposed to smaller offenses
    • Lipidee (17/10/2020, 04:01) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Sometimes I wonder about this life
    • Hmmmmm (17/10/2020, 08:17) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      @ Lawyer
      Let's see what happens when her brother appears in court.
    • Ah sah (19/10/2020, 14:17) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      What about these EMPLOYERS that have been robbing from their employees for years why are they still roaming free??!!
  • Hmmm (17/10/2020, 05:28) Like (0) Dislike (2) Reply
    I tell u that bengiman magistrate is something else same one that sentence the pregnant lady on remand now give her a fine of a thousand dollars..hmmm putting her unborn child at harm ..quest she couldn't sleep after all..think it a game ...life and time is man foot print of judgment inventory.....think I make ur self that position those make some of them feel there above the limits that there dont have to answer to nothing or no one
  • What is up (17/10/2020, 10:06) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Seems like one get more punishment for petty crimes and the more violent offenders is granted bail. I don’t condone stealing but, a man steal a TV, he gets thrown in jail for months. A man gets caught with a gun or drugs, he is granted bail and have to report to the police station everyday to check in with the police. How is that?
  • @what is up (17/10/2020, 13:23) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The difference, since you asked is that the burglar has pled guilty and is awaiting sentencing. The other people have not gone to trial yet, so they were granted bail. Had the burglar pled not guilty he too would have received bail. I am not saying its right, but that's the answer. In my opinion the gun and drug runners should not be granted bail when it is obvious they are guilty. They should sit in jail awaiting trial, but thats just my opinion.


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