Deon Brown and Trevon Alleyne appeared before Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus on Monday at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to a charge of larceny.
It is alleged that between April 26 and 27, 2019 at Lot 104 Regent Road, Bourda, Georgetown, Brown and Alleyne broke and entered the business place of Vivekananda Ramoutar and stole a quantity of items worth $1.2 million.
Both men pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to them.
The prosecution’s case contended that on April 27, Police ranks, acting on information received, went to the location, where it was discovered that the business had been broken into. Upon investigating, the ranks found the two men on the premises with the articles. They were subsequently arrested.
Brown, a 38-year-old mason, of Lot 207 Charlotte Street, Georgetown, told the court he resided next door to the business, in a house with eight other persons.
He added that he woke up and four cops were standing over him, asking him for the items he stole, but he said he denied knowledge of the incident.
He told the court that the ranks went into the upper flat and brought down a battery and nipper. The man said he was arrested along with the other occupants of the home, but the others were later released, while he remained in custody.
Twenty-year-old Alleyne told the court he saw a battery outside and he took it.
The Police Prosecutor objected to bail based on the fact that both men were arrested at the scene with the items in their possession.
They were remanded to prison, and the case was scheduled to continue on May 2, 2019.