Manchester man accused of stealing shopkeeper’s keys, breaking into shop
MANCHESTER, Jamaica— A man was charged after he allegedly stole a shopkeeper’s keys and accessed the premises in Watermount district, Porus in Manchester on Wednesday.
Charged with shop breaking and larceny, and larceny of a dwelling is 21-year-old Eljay Smith of Redberry district, Porus in the parish.
Reports from the Porus Police are that about 2:00 pm, a man left his grocery shop keys and his cellular phone on his bed and went to the back of the house to do the task. Upon his return to the room, he noticed that the shop keys and his cellular phone were missing.
The following day, the man was reportedly informed that Smith was using the keys to enter his shop unauthorised.
The shop owner reported the matter to the police and Smith was apprehended and searched.
During the search, the man’s shop keys were reportedly found in Smith’s possession.
Following a question-and-answer session with his attorney, Smith was charged. However, his court date has not been finalised.