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Man sentenced to six months for stealing sheep

Man sentenced to six months for stealing sheep

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Richland Park resident Dave Bobb was on Tuesday sentenced to six months imprisonment for theft of a sheep.{{more}}

Bobb, who was charged under the Agriculture, Produce and Livesstock Prevention of Theft Act, pleaded guilty to the charge when he appeared at the Kingstown Magistrate’s Court before magistrate Rechanne Browne Matthias.

According to the facts read in court, at about 1 a.m., on April 18, Osbert Thomas of Richland Park tied his animal on a plot of land.

He returned later that morning at about 5 a.m., and noticed that his sheep was missing. Thomas made further checks, and at about 8 a.m., spotted Bobb with the animal. He accosted Bobb about his animal and a fight ensued. The police later arrested and charged Bobb for the offence.

In court, Bobb said “I bring back the sheep to the owner, you know.”

Prosecutor at the court Assistant Superintendent Glenford Gregg said that praedial larceny is on the rise and and it has to be stopped.

“We have to put a dent on it. We really have to,” Gregg said.(KW)

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