Taxi driver accused on stealing $6M granted bail

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A taxi driver of East La Penitence, Georgetown, was on Friday slapped with a breaking and entering charge after he was accused of stealing over $6 million in hardware items.

Kenny Jones appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts where he pleaded not guilty to the charge.

It was alleged that between March 11 and 16, 2016, at Lot 53 Eastern Highway, Lamaha Gardens, Georgetown, he broke and entered the dwelling of Dale Ivan and stole a number of hardware articles valued $6,047,000.

According to the Prosecution’s case, some of the articles stolen were recovered and are currently lodged at the Brickdam Police Station.

The accused was represented by attorney Adrian Thompson who told the court that the charge against his client is inaccurate. Thompson stated that the basis which the Prosecution has based its case is far from substantial.

In a bail application, the attorney stated that the prosecution is only acting on an accusation of a woman, who happened to be his client’s ex-wife.

However, the court heard that the accused had a matter of a similar nature at the Providence Magistrate’s Court, which was recently dismissed. Bail was granted in the sum of $150,000.

The Chief Magistrate ordered the defendant to report to the Prashad Nagar Police outpost on the last Friday of every month pending the outcome of the matter.
The case will continue on December 19, 2016.

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