A 34-year-old man who admitted that he was responsible for a string of burglaries that netted more than $5,000 worth of goods – in addition to $1,500 worth of property damage, has been remanded in custody.

Melvin Holdipp appeared in Magistrates’ Court on Friday (Oct 14), where he pled guilty to ten counts of burglary and four counts of theft, totalling over $5,000 worth of goods.

A police spokesman said the offences were committed between August 30 and October 11.

The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) investigated the reported burglaries of several local businesses, namely:

•             Price Rite in Warwick

•             Robin Hood Pub & Restaurant in Pembroke

•             Ocean View Golf Club in Devonshire

•             North Village Community Club in Pembroke, and

•             A-1 MarketPlace Supermarket in Smith’s Parish.

“An individual was captured on CCTV either entering the premises during daylight hours and or during the hours of darkness, stealing a quantity of alcoholic beverages, hardware tools and a cooler,” he added.

“As a result of the investigation, this male intruder was apprehended by police, whilst trying to commit another act of a similar nature.

“The Bermuda Police Service wish to thank members of the public for their assistance in these matters.”

Holdipp was remanded in custody, pending sentencing.