WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20: A serial thief who struck at hotels, supermarkets and a children’s nursery during a one-month crime spree is behind bars today.
Jamiko Kenneth Bean stole everything from frozen fish and diapers to motorcycles and cash registers between May 13 and June 15.
The 30-year-old broke into private homes as well as guesthouses and even pretended to be a security officer to avoid detection.
The crime wave began when he took a Suzuki motorcycle belonging to Jessica Araujo between May 13 and 16.
On May 23 he stole a bottle of Grey Goose vodka from Lindo’s in Warwick and fled the scene when confronted by the manager.
At the beginning of June he stole $150 worth of frozen fish from the Fairmont Hamilton Princess.
On June 12 he broke into a guest room at the Sandpiper Apartments in Warwick and made off with a Samsung cell- phone worth $700 belonging to the occupants, who were visiting the island.
One of the guests later told police he was woken by a light at 3:30am and saw a man standing by the fridge.
The next day the deputy principal arrived at Tree Tops Nursery in Southampton to find the glass doors smashed and the office ransacked.
Bean admitted breaking into the nursery and stealing children’s certificates.
Later the same day he ran off with Huggies diapers and Similac formula worth $127 without paying from the Modern Mart after his card was declined.
On June 14 Bean burgled the Elbow Beach Tennis Shop and stole a cash register, cash box and cash to the total value of $650.
The same day he broke into a Belvedere Road apartment and took Parka pants and a purse worth $60.
His victim was asleep on her couch and woke up at 12am to find Bean in her home.
He initially asked her for money but then took the pants and the purse when she said she did not have any.
Within hours Bean knocked on another property in the same road pretending to be a security officer conducting checks.
But the female occupant would not open the door to him.
Last Friday his crime spree was brought to an end when he was arrested on a stolen Honda Scoopy motorcycle on Harrington Sound Road.
He admitted taking the bike without the consent of owner Alaina Dowling from outside her home.
At Magistrates’ Court yesterday Bean pleaded guilty to a string to charges including burglary, theft and prowling.
But he denied assaulting PC Ward and PC Evelyn as he was detained and causing them bodily harm.
Senior Magistrate Archibald Warner adjourned that matter for trial on October 3.
Bean was remanded into custody on all the other charges and a social inquiry report was ordered.
Prosecutor Nicole Ms Smith asked for Bean to be sentenced in Supreme Court, but Mr Warner felt Magistrates’ court had sufficient sentencing powers to deal with the offences.
Bean will return to court for sentencing in July.