Denzel George Clarke, who is charged with housebreaking and larceny out of an incident which took place over the Easter weekend at a guesthouse in Portland, was sentenced to two years imprisonment when he appeared in the Port Antonio Resident Magistrate Court on Wednesday, according to reports.
Clarke, 45, who allegedly stole a laptop and two cellular phones from a room, which was believed to be occupied by a female friend of the Minister of National Security Peter Bunting, who at the time of the robbery was reportedly staying at the Emerald Forest guesthouse at San San in the parish.
Clarke, who had previously served nine prison terms for nine other offences, appeared in the Port Antonio Resident Magistrate’s Court in the eastern parish of Portland earlier this week.
He had been charged with robbing guests at the villa on March 30. The authorities later recovered the stolen items.
Police sources say Clarke admitted that he broke through a window and stole the electronic gadgets, as he had fallen on hard times. He also reportedly told the police that he was sorry for committing the crime.
The laptop and two cellular phones were later recovered by the police, along with a number of currencies including US and Jamaican dollars.