Alleged car thief charged, remanded to prison

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court[www.inewsguyana.com] – Mortimer Chand was remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry on Monday, June 16 after he pleaded not guilty to the offense of simple larceny.

It is alleged that on June 11 at Georgetown, he stole one Mazda motor car PPP 5872 valued over $2.7M, property of Ivory Allicock.

Police Prosecutor, Bharat Mangru told the Court that the victim parked his car in front of his yard and retired to bed. The following morning, he discovered the car was missing.

The matter was reported to the Police and based on information, the car was found in Buxton, East Coast Demerara. The Prosecutor said the defendant admitted to the commission of the offence under caution.

However, Chand informed the Court that ranks went to his home in search of guns and ammunitions and later they inquired about a car, which he told them he knew nothing about.

The Prosecutor successfully objected to the pretrial liberty of the defendant based on the seriousness and penalty of the offence. Bail was refused and he will return to Court on July 4.

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