Youth given last opportunity to reform himself – found guilty of stealing €2,000 from restaurant
24-year old Paul Joseph Cachia from St Paul’s Bay was given the last opportunity to reform himself from drug addiction after he was found guilty that in May he stole €2,000 for the Chick King restaurant in Mosta.
The youth was arraigned in Court charged that last May he entered the Chick King establishment at 1.00 am and stole €2,000. He was charged with aggravated theft, caused damages to a property and is a relapser.
Magistrate Joe Mifsud said that the youth deserves a prison term but the Court wanted to give him the last opportunity to change his life and avoids going in and out of prison.
Both the prosecuting officer, Inspector Nicholas Vella and defence lawyer Andy Ellul, said that the accused is a drug addict and needs assistance to overcome the addiction.
The Court condemned Cachia to 12 months in prison suspended for three years and ordered supervision and care orders so that the youth will be assisted to overcome psychological difficulties, including his drug addiction.