“Sabe” in Jail for stealing Potatoes Print E-mail
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Thursday, 13 February 2014 00:00

Sebastian Alexander Nunez, aka Sabe, was sent to Prison after he appeared in the Magistrate Court to face a charge of theft.

Sabe is being accused of stealing two sacks of potatoes on Saturday, February 8th. According to police delivery man Manuelito Pech called in to report a theft at the Michael Finnegan Market. Pech told police that he parked his white van near the market and left it open as he went to deliver onions. When he returned he learnt that two sacks of potatoes had been removed and that they could be found in a green Rodeo parked on West Collect Canal.   Police later located the green Rodeo and spoke with the owner, Harley Chan, who told them that he had just purchased the sacks of potatoes from a man known to him as Sabe. Chan told police he purchased the sacks of potatoes for $100.

Sabe was arrested and charged with theft. He was unrepresented when he appeared before Magistrate Dale Cayetano on Tuesday, February 11th, and pleaded not guilty to the charge. Bail was offered at $1,000 but court record shows that Nunez already owes the court $1,800 for previous convictions. It was ordered by the court that Nunez pay his outstanding fines before he can go home on bail. He was unable to do so and was escorted to the Belize Central Prison in default of payment.