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Richard Codd Confesses to Burglarizing Broaster’s Home Print E-mail
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Thursday, 21 August 2014 00:00

Richard Codd, 39, is spending the first nights of a seven year sentence behind bars at the Belize Central Prison after he pleaded guilty to burglary on Monday, August 18. The home of Senior Superintendent of Police Edward Broaster was burglarized on Thursday, August 14, and the entire play was caught on tape. 

According to Broaster, he received information that his North End Estate house was breached and he went to see what had happened. Upon arrival he saw that the window located on the eastern side of his white two storey concrete house was forcedopen. He went to check inside and noticed that a number of items were missing. Items missing were a DVD player, a maroon Mag light and a pair of Puma slippers. Broaster called police and after reviewing the surveillance tapes PC#1108 S. Ico detained Richard Codd for burglary. The stolen items were recovered and Codd confessed to the crime. Broaster made Codd repair the damaged window he used to gain entry into the house.

In court on Monday, August 18, Codd appeared unrepresented and pleaded guilty to burglary. He told Magistrate Hettie Mae Stewart, “I nuh wah keep back your time so I plead guilty. I done talk with deh man and he get back all the items.” Codd is no stranger to police or the court.  He has a number of convictions before the court and five of his convictions are for crimes of dishonesty; including, attempted burglary, theft and going equipped to commit a crime. For the offense of burglary, Codd was sentenced to the minimum jail term of seven years which took effect immediately. In a mitigation plea, he told the magistrate that he committed the crime because he is sick and “they di obeah meh”.