Alleged Linden ‘serial thief’ remanded

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Leroy Nedd. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Leroy Nedd, a mason of Lot 640 South Amelia’s Ward, Linden, was remanded to prison after pleading not guilty to eight counts of break and enter and larceny charges.

The Court heard allegations of Nedd breaking and entering into several houses in Linden and stealing millions of dollars in items.

Particulars of the first charge stated that between August 12 and 14, 2014 at Central Ameila’s Ward, Linden, he broke and entered the dwelling house of Veronica Headley and stole there in a quantity of articles to the value of $290,000.

The second allegation stated that between January 19 and 30 at Central Ameila’s Ward, he broke and entered the dwelling house of Leslie Bourne and stole a quantity of articles to the value of over $1 M.

In addition to that between January 19 and 30 also at Central Ameila’s Ward, he broke and entered the store belonging to the said Bourne and stole a quantity of articles to the value of $25,500.

The fourth charge stated between January 10 and 16 at Central Ameila’s Ward, he broke and entered the dwelling house of Joseph Rose and stole a quantity of articles to the value of $640,000.

It is also alleged that between January 29 and 30 at Central Ameila’s Ward, he broke and entered the dwelling house of Nikesha Feidtkow and stole a quantity of articles to the value of $329,000.

Details of another allegation stated that between October 28 and 30, 2014 at Central Ameila’s Ward, he broke and entered the dwelling house of Lennard Jennings and stole a quantity of articles to the value of over $4 M.

The seventh charge said between January 25 and February 1 at Phase Three, Central Ameila’s Ward, he broke and entered the dwelling house of Royston Leon and stole there in a quantity of articles to the value of $479,000.

The last charge stated that between January 25 and February 1 at South Ameila’s Ward, he broke and entered the dwelling house of Don Phillips and stole there in a quantity of articles to the value of $195,000.

Police Prosecutor Michael Grant opposed bail based on the nature, gravity and the penalty attached to the offence. Grant said that the police are presently investigating other matters of similar nature against the defendant.

The Police prosecutor noted that over $5M worth in items were recovered. The unrepresented man told the court that he was convicted for six months in 2011 on an offence of similar nature.

The prosecution’s objection was upheld and the matter was transferred to Linden Magistrate’s Court for February 11.