A 21-year-old man who admitted to carrying out a string of shop break-ins on Exuma was on Thursday sentenced to three years in prison.
Kejanno S. Morley’s crime spree began when he broke into the St. Andrew’s Anglican School between January 7 and 8, 2020 and stole a bottle of cologne.
He broke into the Ministry of Education between March 23 and 24 and stole a blue iPhone charger, 27 Granola bars and juice.
Between April 3 and 6, Morley broke into the Bahamas Telecommunications Company’s technical office and stole a black Samsung Galaxy Tablet and Samsung Galaxy G4, with a combined value of $726.
During the same period, Morley unlawfully entered the Ministry of Tourism Office, where he stole $40, a bottle of Kalik and two large towels.
Additionally, Morley broke into Wonderation Restaurant and Bar between April 16 and 19 and stole an iPhone 6 and an Alcatel phone.
Morley broke into Charlie’s Karaoke Bar between April 17 and 20 and stole $10 cash.
Then he broke into the Krusty Crab between April 17 and 20 and stole an assortment of alcoholic beverages, including vodka, whiskey, cases of beer and a carton of Grabba Leaf.
Morley admitted to breaking into the Exuma Beach Resort on April 20 and the Bonefish Villa the following day.
Morley entered guilty pleas to the charges at his arraignment before Deputy Chief Magistrate Andrew Forbes.
Regarding the break-ins and thefts, Morley said that he stole the alcohol because his friends were complaining that there was no rum available.
The magistrate asked, “So, you’re prepared to go [to] prison for a long time so your boys could drink?”
The magistrate convicted Morley and sentenced him to three years in prison.
In relation to the break-in at the resorts, the magistrate sentenced him to two years in prison, to run concurrently.