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A 19-year-old man of St Augustine has been sentenced to serve 100 days with hard labour for stealing his neighbour’s chickens.

According to police reports, Richard Samlal of Stratham Lodge Road, St Augustine, was sentenced by Magistrate Wendy Dougdeen-Bally at the Tunapuna Magistrates’ Court Monday when he pleaded guilty to the offence.

He was arrested and charged Sunday by WPC Romain of the Tunapuna Police Station following an investigation into a report of stolen chickens made by his neighbour on February 1. The victim reported that at 5 pm on January 31, he secured his ten chickens in two pens and went away. He told police he did not give anyone permission to remove them.

Police said during their investigation, video footage was obtained and Samlal, as identified as one of four suspected perpetrators as his face, was the only one unmasked.

The other three suspects are yet to be identified.