Singh pleaded not guilty to the charge which read that on August 24 at South Ruimveldt, he broke and entered the dwelling place of Malcolm Lovell and stole a laptop valued at $240,000.
Singh was represented by Attorney – at – law Paul Fung-A-Fat, who made an application for reasonable bail and told the court that his client was given the laptop by an unknown person, which he later returned to the complainant.
However, Police Prosecutor Seon Blackman debunked the explanation by the Attorney and told the court that on the day of the incident, the complainant secured his home and left to conduct business, after which the accused was seen walking out of the complainant’s yard with the laptop in his hand.
According to the Prosecutor, the accused gave the laptop to a friend, whose name was given in court as Michael Harry. Based on the nature of the offence and the penalty attached, the prosecutor objected to bail.
However, the Magistrate granted bail in the sum of $150,000 with the condition that Singh lodge his passport and report to the East La Penitence Police Station every Friday and Saturday.
Trevor Singh will make his next court appearance on September 04. [Royan Abrams]