Burglar caught with goods pleads guilty

Sentencing adjourned for social inquiry report

A man arrested on suspicion of burglary following a tip from a member of the public pleaded guilty in Grand Court on Friday. 

Shane Edward Connor, 38, was chased down and caught by plain clothes officers on Sept. 7 after a resident reported a burglary in progress at Sterling Estates in George Town. Connor was found to have items from the residence on his person. 

He appeared in Summary Court two days later, at which time the Crown elected to have the matter dealt with in Grand Court. 

On Friday, Connor pleaded guilty to entering an apartment as a trespasser and stealing three laptop computers, an iPad, two tablets and four chargers for the electronic equipment. Total value was $1,860. 

He also pleaded guilty to a charge of attempted burglary at another apartment in the same complex on that same day. Defense attorney Amelia Fosuhene asked Justice Charles Quin to order a social inquiry report before sentencing. 

The judge agreed and set the matter for Oct. 29. 

Connor was remanded in custody until then.