14K Gold Chain Valued US$1,280 Fell Into 'Manhole' After Being Stolen

A man who reportedly stole a 14- Karat-gold chain valued at US$1,280 (approximately J$160,000) has blamed the Devil for his actions.

Michael Humphrey and another man were employed to work at the complainant's premises. The complainant discovered the chain missing after they had left for the day.

According to an article from THE STAR, Humphrey reportedly told his co-worker, who asked him about the chain, that: "Me nuh know why. A di Devil come over me."

He is alleged to have told police officers, while being arrested, that: "A one woman weh mi a look mi gi di chain."

Humphrey pleaded guilty when he appeared in Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court yesterday. He, however, denied giving away the piece of jewellery.

"I don't give it to no one but I can't get it back. It is in a manhole near the station. I was coming to give it back and it fell into it," he explained.

Humphrey, who had J$10,000 in his possession, said he was prepared to work to buy back the chain.

He was remanded until June 18.

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