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Burglar jailed for string of break-ins

A burglar was on Monday jailed for a string of break-ins in western New Providence.

Gerrad Saunders, whose crimes were caught on security cameras, admitted to charges of housebreaking, stealing and attempted stealing at his arraignment before Deputy Chief Magistrate Andrew Forbes.

The magistrate sentenced the 42-year-old to four years in prison for breaking into seven homes between February 9 and March 12.

On February 9, Saunders broke into a home in Westridge and stole a flat screen TV. On February 24, Saunders broke into a home in Sea Beach Estates and stole a 55-inch flat-screen TV and five watches with a combined value of $10,500.

On February 26, Saunders allegedly broke into a home on Sea View Drive and stole a flat screen TV and jewelry with a total value of $1,200.

Three days later, he allegedly broke into a home at South Ocean Boulevard and stole $200 cash, and electronics with a combined value of $1,200.

Saunders stole a 65-inch Samsung TV valued at $2,500 from a home on Sanford Drive on March 3.

On March 9, he broke into a home at Bahamia West and attempted to steal goods.

Three days later, Saunders broke into a home at South Ocean Boulevard and attempted to steal goods.

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