Man jailed for jewellry store theft

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SUMMERSIDE – A Charlottetown man was sentenced to 14 days in jail after pleading guilty Thursday in Summerside provincial court to a charge of theft.

Summerside Provincial Court House. Journal Pioneer file photo


Leigh William Misener, 25, pleaded guilty in connection to the theft of a men’s necklace from Peoples Jewellers at the County Fair Mall on Nov. 8.

Crown prosecutor David O’Brien said that around 5 p.m. on Nov. 8, Misener and a female companion entered Peoples Jewellers.

Misener tried on men’s yellow gold, 10-carat necklace and left the store without paying for it. A store employee witnessed the theft and gave chase.

Misener ran to a vehicle in the parking lot driven by an accomplice, Brendan Arsenault. Misener got in the car and the two drove away.

Arsenault was later arrested by RCMP and told police he saw Misener running from the mall with people chasing him.

O’Brien said according to the facts of the case, Misener gave the necklace to Arsenault who traded it for drugs.

Arsenault was sentenced earlier in a Charlottetown court.

In addition to the 14-day jail term, Misener was placed on 18 months probation, ordered to pay a victim fine surcharge of $100 and make restitution to Peoples Jewellers.

The necklace, valued at $3,200 was not recovered.

Organizations: County Fair Mall, RCMP

Geographic location: Charlottetown

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