(Trumpet) Chief Magistrate Joanne Walsh earlier this week granted a removal order for two visitors to the island who were recently convicted of breaking and entering.
Konstantin Fokin from Romania and Predor Iosif from Estonia were seen on video breaking into the EKO Cozy guest house in Ottos on September 11.
They were seen moving back and forth between their room and the office. The daytime manager of the guest house was contacted, and the matter was reported to the police.
According the men’s lawyer, Arthur Thomas Jnr, 32-year-old Fokin and 20-year-old Iosif broke into the office in an attempt to retrieve their passports.
Thomas said that the men became anxious and were “driven by desperation” when their passports were taken from them since they are foreigners.
Having already spent 3 months on remand, they were sentenced to time served on Friday.
They have now been remanded into the custody of the Immigration department and will be removed from the country this weekend.