[www.inewsguyana.com] – Two men accused of stealing millions worth in gold jewellery appeared before Magistrate Ann McLennan on Thursday, August 13 and pleaded not guilty.
The court heard that on August 7, at Albouystown, 27 – year – old Travis Fernandes of Lot 37 Duncan Street and 24 – year – old Jamal Jacobs of Section ‘K’ Campbellville Street, stole a quantity of jewellery, property of Christopher DaSaliva.
The theft include two gold chains with pendants valued $1.8M, eight gold rings valued $1.6M, all totaling $3.4M. They were remanded to prison until August 20.
Fernandes was represented by Attorney, Mark Conway, whose request for bail was denied by the Magistrate. The Lawyer told the court that his client was in police custody for over 72 hrs and his fingerprints were not taken.
He argued that the stolen items were not found in his client’s possession or at his place of residence. Jacobs was not represented and Police Prosecutor, Dinero Jones objected to bail, citing the seriousness and gravity of the offence.
According to the Prosecutor, eyewitnesses saw both defendants coming out of the house at the time of the theft. The stolen items have not been recovered.