Car thief charged, remanded to prison

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Alton Goulding
Alton Goulding

[www.inewsguyana.com] – A 29-year-old taxi driver of Lot 196 Diamond New Scheme, East Bank Demerara was the third person to be charged with stealing a motorcar at John Street, Campbellville in June.

Alton Goulding pleaded not guilty to the charge when it was read to him by Magistrate Ann McLennan; particulars of which alleged that on Wednesday, June 11 at John Street, Campbellville, Georgetown, he stole one Axela motorcar PPP 5786 valued 2.7 M, property of Ivorly Alicock. 

Police Prosecutor Dinero Jones opposed bail on the prevalence, nature and gravity of the charge.

He further objected to bail on the grounds that the unrepresented defendant may pose as a flight risk, since the offence was allegedly committed in June and he was only apprehended yesterday.

The Prosecutor’s objection was up held and the matter was adjourned to November 14 for report.

Two others, 23-year-old Kirtland Scott of Friendship, East Coast of Demerara and 28-year- old security guard Mortimer Chand (no address given) were also charged with stealing the said car in June before Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry.

In a previous Court hearing, it was stated that Alicock reportedly parked his car infront of his yard and retired to bed.

When the victim woke up later the next morning, he realized that his car was missing and subsequently, made a report to the Police.

Acting on information ranks visited to Buxton on the East Coast of Demerara and managed to recover the car.

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