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Burglar gets 18 months

By Nikita Braxton-Benjamin nikita.braxton@trinidadexpress.com

A MAN charged with disguising his face with a bandanna, with the intent to commit a crime, was yesterday sentenced to 18 months in jail.

Amit Balgobin was arrested after being spotted in the yard of a house, with his face covered with a red bandanna and hidden with a red-hooded jacket.

Balgobin, 32, also had a hacksaw, and two screwdrivers in a bag.

Around 9 p.m. last week Tuesday, Anand Boodoo saw Balgobin outside his La Romaine home and called the police.

Constable Felix Cupid and other police officers responded and found Balgobin trying to hide in a dark area at the back of Boodoo's yard.

He was charged with having his face disguised with intent to commit an arrestable offence, having housebreaking implements and being found in enclosed premises with intent to steal.

Balgobin yesterday admitted to the court he had previous convictions for larceny and possession of marijuana three years ago.

Wellington sentenced him to six months on each of the offences.

The sentences are to run consecutively, and therefore, Balgobin will spend 18 months behind bars.

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