19-Y-O refused bail on larceny charge

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Ricky Lakeram
Ricky Lakeram

[www.inewsguyana.com] – A 19-year-old father of one was today refused bail by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine – Beharry on a larceny from person charge.

Ricky Lakeram, a Porter of 40 Seaforth Street, Campbellville Georgetown, pleaded not guilty to the charge which alleged that on August 24 at Croal Street, Georgetown, he stole from Vanessa Pierre two gold chains valued $200,000. 

The Court heard that around 17:45 hrs on the day in question, the victim was walking along Croal Street and at the time was wearing the articles mentioned in the charge. Subsequently, Lakeram walked up to her and snatched the two chains and made good his escape.

The virtual complainant (VC) managed to raise an alarm and the police was summoned. Ranks gave chase and the defendant was apprehended with some of the articles.

Lakeram begged for reasonable bail stating that his common-law wife will give birth in three months.

Police Prosecutor Michael Grant opposed bail on the grounds of the nature and gravity of the offence. He added that only Monday last the defendant was charged with break and enter and for the larceny from person he was positively identified by the victim.

The unrepresented man was remanded to prison and the case was postponed to September 15. 

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